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    Washington Wizards versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-7-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 26-7 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to play the 4-27 Washington Wizards in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Washington is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The point spread opened up with the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -9 ½ points with an over under line of 193 points. There has been no movement in the point spread since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The teams met once during the lockout shortened season last year with Washington pulling out the 105-102 home upset win as a +11 point underdog. the game ended over 197 ½ points.

    Oklahoma City is 9-4 on the road this season. They opened up their road trip with a 104-92 win at Toronto on Sunday afternoon as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 197 points. The Thunder had a good shooting night in the win hitting on 49% from the field. OKC is the number two scoring offense in the league averaging over 105 points a game. They shoot 48% from the field. Even with these good numbers the Thunder are committed defensively by allowing under 43% shooting which is good for second in the NBA. The Thunder is riding a two game win streak.

    The Wizards are 3-13 on their home court. The losses keep piling up for this miserable team. They drop their fifth straight game in a 99-71 road defeat last night to the Miami Heat as a +13 ½ point underdog. The total came under 192 points. The worst offensive team in the NBA in scoring and shooting percentage played like it yesterday as they shoot just 35.8% from the field. Their starting guards in Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple combine for 4 of 21 shooting. Center Nene in 22 minutes has five points. The Wizards have it tough right now playing without scorers Trevor Ariza, A.J. Price and John Wall all out with injuries.