NBA Pick and Prediction: Washington Wizards at Oklahoma City Thunder

In the National Basketball Association; a pair of teams likely heading towards postseason play will get together on Thursday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Washington Wizards. The Thunder are at home, and they have won 17 out of 24 games this season at home. Oklahoma City is 27-20 on the season, which is 5th in the Western Conference, 3 games behind fourth.

The Washington Wizards are 5th in the Eastern Conference. Washington has won 26 out of 47 games, and have gone 11-12 when playing on the road this season. The Wizards are a game behind the HEat for fourth and ahead of the Pacers for sixth. The Oklahoma City Thunder are -5 over the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are a red hot basketball team right now. The Thunder are playing like many felt they would and should all season. Oklahoma City is the winner of five straight games. The Thunder have won 7 out of their last 10 overall. In the winning streak, the Thunder have beat the Hornets, Kings, Lakers, Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets.

The Thunder are in second place in the Northwest Division, only behind Minnesota. Oklahoma City is led in scoring by the defending MVP of the league. Russell Westbrook is scoring 25 points per game, dishing 10 assists and ripping down 9.6 rebounds per game.

Wizards Needing to Gain Traction

The Washington Wizards have one of the best guard duo’s in all of the NBA, but still cannot seem to gain any traction. There seems to be friction between the guards, with John Wall and Bradley Beal manning the ship. The two combine for more than 23 points per 42 points per game, and nearly 8 assists per game.

The Wizards also have Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre adding to the scoring with double digits per game. The Wizards as a team are scoring more than 106 points per game, and allowing teams to score 105.3 per game. Washington won 49 games a season ago, and have won 90 over the past two regular seasons.

Thunder Run Washington Out of the Gym

The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to be finding their stride. This is an interesting basketball game, because a couple weeks ago, this would have been considered a game with two under achieving teams. It still could be with the talent that will be on the floor in this game. The Thunder should win this game, and should win it with relative ease. When you are betting on this game on Thursday – take the Oklahoma City Thunder -5 over the Washington Wizards in NBA action.

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