The 2023-24 NBA regular season action is set to return on Friday night, and there are a couple of big games on the schedule. The Golden State Warriors visit the Oklahoma City Thunder in one of the matchups, and this one should be interesting.
Golden State is coming into this game with an overall record of 10-11, and this has not been the year that they were anticipating. The Warriors have won three of their last two games, and they are a team that can turn things on in a hurry.
Oklahoma City comes into this game with an overall record of 13-7, and they are a team that has a ton of momentum. The Thunder are going to be looking to beat the Warriors for a third straight time this season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 3.5-point betting favorites over the Golden State Warriors in this big NBA game.
Warriors Must Score Points
The Golden State Warriors are scoring 114.6 points per game this season, but they are actually capable of being much better on offense. This team hasn’t been shooting the ball well this season, but at some point that is going to change.
Stephen Curry is having another huge season for Golden State as he is pouring in 29.2 points per game. Golden State is really missing that second big point scorer, but Klay Thompson has shown that he can heat up in a hurry.
This is still a team that can get stops on the defensive end of the floor, and that will be a big key against Oklahoma City. Golden State doesn’t want this game to turn into a shootout or things could get out of control.
Thunder Loaded With Talent
The Oklahoma City have been building up this roster over the last few seasons, and they are now ready to take the next step and start winning games. Oklahoma City did just suffer a loss to Houston earlier in the week, and that shows that this team has a ways to go.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading the way with 30.1 points per game this season, and he is a player that can take over any game. Chet Holmgren is also having a massive season for OKC as he is averaging 16.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
This team still needs to prove that it can get stops when needed, and that will have to be a major focus against an explosive Golden State Warriors team.
Warriors Win in Upset
It has been a great start to the season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but this team is still looking for consistency. Oklahoma City is going to face a hungry Warriors team on Friday night, and that is going to make things challenging.
Even though this has not been the start to the season that the Warriors wanted, there is still plenty of time to turn things around. Look for the Warriors to play well on offense in this game, and that is how they will take control.
Bet the Golden State Warriors moneyline as they are going to pick up an impressive win in this matchup.