NBA Odds: Enigmatic Warriors in Oklahoma City. One month into the regular season, and the Golden State Warriors (13-4 SU, 7-10 ATS) are playing at an even higher level than last year’s championship team. But the Warriors haven’t been consistent with their greatness. They ride a 0-4 ATS losing streak against the NBA lines into Wednesday’s marquee matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-8 SU and ATS), live on ESPN at 8 PM ET.
Although Golden State has largely figured things out after starting the year at 4-3 SU and 1-6 ATS, they find themselves vulnerable with Kevin Durant hobbled by a sprained left ankle. It’s believed Durant hurt himself during Saturday’s win in Philadelphia; the reigning league MVP sat out Sunday’s victory in Brooklyn, and remains listed as day-to-day.
The Thunder hope they’re on the right track after winning three of their last four games straight up and against the spread. Carmelo Anthony is scoring 20.1 points per game, but at age 33, his level of play has regressed to where it was during his least impressive seasons with the Denver Nuggets. And while they’re healthy, the Thunder have issues when it comes to bench strength – due in part to the Anthony trade with the New York Knicks.