Nets @ Thunder: Westbrook, Russell clash at Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nets @ Thunder NBA odds spreads and predictions
The Nets and Thunder are looking to build on their playoff resumes.
Oklahoma City got back on track Monday night sweeping the season series with the Utah Jazz winning 98-89.
Russell Westbrook put together a near triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists.
Despite an off night shooting, Paul George added a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
Westbrook leads the NBA in assists with 10.5 apg; George leads the league in steals averaging 2.25 stlpg.
Dennis Schroder had a team-high 24 points off the bench on 10-of-18 shooting, while Steven Adams and Jerami Grant wrapped up players to score in double figures as both contributed 12 points.
When is it? Wednesday March 13th
What time is tip off? 7:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Chesapeake Energy Arena
Which channel is it on? ESPN
The Brooklyn Nets won a fourth straight game and claimed sole possession of the six seed in the Eastern Conference after demolishing the Detroit Pistons 103-75.
Brooklyn outmanned Detroit with their depth as each member of the starting rotation scored in double figures with Spencer Dinwiddie scoring a team-high 19 points off the bench.
Allen Crabbe was next in line with a double-double knocking down four three-pointers for 14 points and 10 rebounds.
D'Angelo Russell and Jarrett Allen both scored 11 points. Russell dished out seven assists and had two steals; Allen grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots.
Nets @ Thunder Spread
Oklahoma City is giving Brooklyn 7.5 points in this matchup.
Over the Nets' four-game winning streak the team is allowing just 95.5 ppg.
Meanwhile, the Thunder have the fourth best offense in the NBA averaging 115.2 ppg.
Brooklyn should be able to keep the defense going and play this game tight, however Oklahoma City should win this game outright with the efforts of George and Westbrook.
Take Brooklyn with the points.
Nets @ Thunder Moneyline
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Nets @ Thunder Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 229 points.
Final score prediction: Brooklyn Nets 113, Oklahoma City Thunder 117
Take the over in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
When these teams met in early December, Oklahoma City rallied back from a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Brooklyn 114-112.
George lead the way scoring 25 of 47 points in the fourth quarter, and Westbrook had a scary triple-double stat line with 21 points, 17 rebounds, and 15 rebounds.
Brooklyn has to utilize their bench depth by continuing to get Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and DeMarre Carroll involved. The Nets also have to work to contain an explosive OKC offense that features the league's second leading scorer in George who averages 28.2 ppg.
Westbrook has been just as dynamic averaging a triple-double for the third consecutive season with 23.1 ppg, 10.5 apg, 11.1 rpg.