Jan 2nd, 2013 by PJ LaFerla
The Brooklyn Nets will be on the road this Wednesday evening, as they take a trip to Oklahoma for an NBA betting matchup against the OKC Thunder that is set to take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena with tip off scheduled for 8:05 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers have set the line to the advantage of the home team in this contest, listing Oklahoma City as a hefty -10 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at 197 points.
Brooklyn enters this matchup just one game above .500, with a 16-15 record on the season. They have covered the point spread in 6 of 13 matchups played on the road and six of thirteen as an underdog. The Nets are the 5th toughest team to score on in the NBA, as they hold opponents to fewer than 95 points per game.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City is riding a three-game winning streak and is a stellar 24-6 on the year. They are 10-7-1 against the spread at home this season and 17-10-1 when laying the chalk. The Thunder have the number one ranked offense in the league, scoring nearly 106 points each and every night.
The Nets are just 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games played on the road. Brooklyn has stayed under the posted total in 7 of their last 9 games overall and 8 of their last 11 played on a Wednesday.
The Thunder are 9-1 against the spread in their last ten games versus the Atlantic Division and 7-3 ATS in their last ten following a game where they covered the point spread. OKC has gone over the posted total in five of their last seven games played at home.
Brooklyn has been struggling as of late and the Thunder seem to be on a quest to reach the NBA Finals this season. OKC will easily win this game outright tonight, while also earning the ATS victory in the process.
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