The Brooklyn Nets (39-29) and Oklahoma City Thunder (33-35) meet Tuesday at Paycom Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nets vs. Thunder odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Nets covered the spread as 9-point underdogs Sunday in a 122-120 win at the Denver Nuggets. F Mikal Bridges scored a team-high 25 points for Brooklyn, who has won 5 of its last 6 games.
The Thunder covered as 4-point favorites Sunday with a 102-90 win at the San Antonio Spurs. F Jalen Williams finished with 21 points and a game-high 10 assists in the absence of G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (rest), who is expected to play Tuesday.
This is the 2nd meeting this season between these teams. Oklahoma City covered as a 4.5-point road underdog in a 112-102 win as the Under (229.5) cashed Jan. 15.
Nets at Thunder odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Nets +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Thunder -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nets +1.5 (-110) | Thunder -1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 232.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Nets at Thunder key injuries
- G Ben Simmons (knee, back) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nets at Thunder picks and predictions
Thunder 125, Nets 115
Oklahoma City (-120) should win, but there is no need to pay the higher price on the moneyline when the Thunder would likely cover the short spread with a victory. Lay the points and/or bet the total instead.
Against the spread
BET THUNDER -1.5 (-110).
The Thunder are a league-best 11-5 ATS as a home favorite and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets have played well lately, but may be due for a letdown after an impressive underdog win at the Western Conference-leading Nuggets.
Oklahoma City is 15-5-3 ATS in its last 23 games after a win by more than 10 points and should continue to be one of the most profitable home teams this season with a cover Tuesday.
BET OVER 232.5 (-115).
The Over is 4-1 in Brooklyn’s last 5 games vs. teams with a losing record and 4-1 in Oklahoma City’s last 5 vs. teams with a winning record.
The Over has cashed in 4 of the last 5 meetings between these teams and is 7-2-1 in Oklahoma City’s 10 games overall. The Thunder are 2nd in points per game when playing at home (121) and Oklahoma City’s leading scorer Gilgeous-Alexander returning to the lineup should help the Over connect Tuesday.
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