Nets vs Thunder: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 29, 2021

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The Brooklyn Nets (12-8) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-9) as favorites after Kevin Durant put up 32 points in the Nets’ 132-128 victory over the Hawks. The matchup airs on FS-OK at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 29, 2021. The point total is set at in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 29, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 29

Nets:
Nicolas Claxton: Out (Right knee),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

Thunder:
Ty Jerome: Out (Left Ankle),
Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal),
Josh Hall: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
George Hill: Day To Day (Thumb)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Thunder (+8.5)
Total Pick Under (229.5)
Prediction Nets 115, Thunder 112

The Nets are favored by both DraftKings and the model, but the model has them winning by significantly less (8.5 to 2.9 points). Take the Thunder and the points.

The DraftKings point total for this game is just 2.4 points highter than the model projection.

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Nets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 15 30.5 7.5 5.5 0.7 1.5 2.9
Kyrie Irving 12 27.9 4.8 5.8 1.1 0.8 3.2
James Harden 15 24.5 6.2 11.1 1.1 0.7 3.1
Joe Harris 20 14.0 4.0 2.0 0.6 0.3 3.1
Jeff Green 20 8.2 3.6 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.4

Nets Player Props

  • Durant’s points prop total for the game is set at 28.5, 2.0 points lower than his season average of 30.5.
  • James Harden’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 41.5, 0.2 lower than his season average of 41.7.
  • Kyrie Irving’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.3 shots higher than his season average of 3.2.
  • Durant’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Thunder Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 17 21.8 5.6 6.5 0.9 0.6 1.8
Luguentz Dort 17 12.8 3.5 1.2 0.9 0.4 2.3
Al Horford 10 12.1 7.4 2.4 0.6 0.7 2.1
George Hill 14 11.8 2.1 3.1 0.9 0.1 1.6
Hamidou Diallo 17 11.1 4.7 1.8 1.0 0.3 0.3

Thunder Player Props

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s points prop total for the game is set at 20.5, 1.3 points lower than his season average of 21.8.
  • Al Horford’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 19.5, 2.4 less than his season average of 21.9.
  • Luguentz Dort’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.8 shots less than his season average of 2.3.
  • Aleksej Pokusevski’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.7 blocks lower than his season average of 1.2.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Nets have a 49.1% shooting percentage from the field, which is 3.3% higher than the 45.8% of shots the Thunder’s opponents have hit.
  • Brooklyn has a 5-8 record against the spread and a 9-4 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • Oklahoma City’s record is 7-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall when its opponents make more than 49.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Thunder have shot at a 45.1% clip from the field this season, 0.2 percentage points less than the 45.3% shooting opponents of the Nets have averaged.
  • Oklahoma City has compiled a 6-2 record against the spread and a 5-3 straight up record in games it shoots above 45.3% from the field.
  • This season, Brooklyn has a 5-3 record against the spread and a 5-3 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 45.1% from the field.
  • The Nets’ 39.3% three-point shooting percentage this season is 4.5 percentage points higher than opponents of the Thunder have shot from deep (34.8%).
  • Brooklyn has a 7-7 record against the spread and a 10-4 record overall when the team connects on more than 34.8% of its three-point shots.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-5 against the spread and 6-7 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 39.3% from deep.
  • The Thunder are hitting 33.5% of their shots from three-point range, which is just two percentage points fewer than the 35.5% the Nets’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Oklahoma City has a 5-0 ATS record and is 4-1 straight-up when the team hits more than 35.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn is 5-4 ATS and 7-2 overall in games it shoots above 33.5% from deep.
  • The Nets knock down 14.4 three-pointers per game this season, 1.3 more made shots on average than the 13.1 per game the Thunder give up.
  • Brooklyn has gone 6-8 against the spread and 9-5 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Oklahoma City hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 3-3 ATS and 2-4 straight up.
  • The Thunder are the 12th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Nets allow the 14th-fewest makes from deep.

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Nets vs Thunder Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Thunder AVG Thunder Rank
2nd 119.8 Points Scored 106.2 26th
26th 115.8 Points Allowed 112.4 23rd
21st 45.3 Rebounds 44.2 17th
26th 8.6 Off. Rebounds 7.4 29th
6th 14.4 3pt Made 13.1 12th
6th 26.5 Assists 22.4 28th
24th 14.8 Turnovers 13.4 9th

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