Looking to win big? The Thunder and Nets face off at 7:30 ET on YES. The Nets are hosting the game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The Thunder are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Nets. The game's over/under currently sits at 234 points.


The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +5.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Friday, January 5th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-109 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can the Thunder Grab a Win in Brooklyn?

As the Thunder get ready to take on the Nets, they are favored by 5.5-points. Before this game, Oklahoma City is 2nd in the West on a record of 23-10. When playing on the road, the Thunder have gone 9-5 for the season.

Oklahoma City's average scoring differential for the season is +7.9 points per game on the road, but their straight-up winning margin has been below 5.5 points in three straight games. The Thunder have gone on to win each of these three contests.

Out of their 33 games, the Thunder have an average over/under record of 235.9, and 19 of their games have finished with more than 234 points this season. For the year, their games have had an average over/under line of 232.9. The Thunder's over/under record for their last two games is 19-14, and their overall OU record for the season is 19-14.

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When looking at the Thunder's offense, they are 4th in the league in scoring at 122 points per game. So far, they have outscored their opponents' defensive average in 78.8% of their games this season. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the team's leading scorer, averaging 31.4 points per game. Chet Holmgren has also been an important piece, coming into the game with an average of 17.4 PPG.

Coming into today's game, the Thunder's defense is giving up an average of 113.9 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.1% and 36.2% from three-point territory.

Are Brooklyn Ready for a Home Win?

With a record of 15-20, the Nets will look to end their five-game losing streak today as they host the Thunder. However, they come into the game as 5.5-point underdogs.

When looking at the standings, the Nets are 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Atlantic Division. Against other teams in the East, Brooklyn has gone just 2-9 vs. non-conference teams (13-11 in conference).

So far this season, the Nets have been the underdog in 22 of their 35 games and have an average scoring margin of -8.5 points per game in those games. Their straight-up record as the underdog is 5-17 this season.

Brooklyn's ATS record of 18-16 includes an ATS losing streak of six games on the road. For the season, they are 11-5 ATS at home. The Nets' over/under record is currently 18-17, and the under has hit in four straight games.

At home this season, the Nets are putting up 115.9 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in the league with an average of 114.3 points per game. Mikal Bridges leads the team with 20.7 points per game, while Cam Thomas is right behind him with 20.8 points per game.

So far, the Nets' defense is ranked 19th in the league at 116.1 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 11.8 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.