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Warriors vs Thunder: Western Conference Finals Game 4

Perhaps for the first time this year, the Golden State Warriors find themselves scrambling to win a game. In losing game 3, Golden State now needs to fight to send the series back to their home court. However, The Oklahoma City Thunder has something to say about that and they’ll do anything it takes to jump ahead to a 3-1 series lead; keep reading for the full game preview.

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Time: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:00 PM ET
  • Place: Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Betting Line: Golden State -1.5
  • Total: 222

Warriors Betting

Though the Warriors be the reigning champs, they’re now fighting to win tonight’s game against a feisty opponents that’s ahead of them by one game. Nobody is denying Golden State can tie this series, but now more than ever they’re going to have to pull out all the stops if they want to defeat the Thunder on their home court.

In game 3, Golden State’s star player, Stephen Curry, did not play at his usual self. Though averaging 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 dimes in postseason games, Curry might have to kick it up even further tonight. Curry is one heck of a player however and he’ll be locked and loaded by tipoff.

His Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, has also struggled over the last couple of games. Thompson tends to have these types of off games but he needs to pitch in when the stakes are so high. And, the same could be said about Draymond Green who has been pushed around by the Thunder’s physicality.

Thunder Betting

You have to give credit to the Thunder for doing a great job of keeping the Warriors’ shooters under a lid. Also, in controlling the boards, OKC plays to its flow which has been paramount in this series.

Obviously, much of the Thunder’s success comes from their go to duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. In game 3, the pair scored a combined 63 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out 14 assists. When they’re playing at that level, OKC is an extremely hard team to defeat. This is to say they’ll need another performance as they had in game 3 to win tonight.

If the Thunder can keep focusing on defense, controlling the boards and limiting the Warriors’ shooting opportunities, they’ll have a great shot at winning tonight. Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams and Enes Kanter have done a great job beneath the rim, while Westbrook and Durant do their thing on offense.

Betting Trends

  • Golden State is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Golden State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Golden State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Golden State
  • Oklahoma City is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
  • Oklahoma City is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Golden State

Game Prediction: Westbrook and Durant are hungry for a Finals. They’ll have another great game tonight and win it.