Thursday, January 20, 2022

Nets vs. Thunder odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Jan. 13 prediction from proven computer model

The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Brooklyn Nets at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Barclays Center. The Thunder are 13-27 overall and 5-14 at home, while Brooklyn is 26-14 overall and 11-10 at home. The Nets have won two of their last three games, while the Thunder have lost five consecutive games and seven of eight. 

The Nets won the first meeting of the season on Nov. 14, 120-96. Brooklyn is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Thunder vs. Nets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 216.5. Before entering any Nets vs. Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Thunder vs. Nets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Nets vs. Thunder:

  • Thunder vs. Nets spread: Thunder +5.5
  • Thunder vs. Nets over-under: 216.5 points

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What you need to know about the Nets

The Nets rolled to a 138-112 win over the Bulls on Wednesday as Brooklyn outscored Chicago 76-52 in the second half. The 138 points were a season high and the second half output was a season best in any half. James Harden had 25 points and 16 assists and Kevin Durant scored 27 points. 

The Nets had a season-high 35 assists on Wednesday. Durant (rest), LaMarcus Aldridge (foot), Nicolas Claxton (hamstring), and Patty Mills (rest) are out for Thursday’s game, as is Kyrie Irving (ineligible). The Nets are 3-2 this season when Durant doesn’t play.

What you need to know about the Thunder

The Thunder lost to the Wizards on Tuesday, 112-118 as OKC has won one just game dating back to Dec. 28. The Wizards hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 30.8 seconds remaining. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 32 points while rookie Josh Giddey had 18 points and eight assists.

OKC missed 28 of 39 three-point attempts on Tuesday. The team ranks last in the NBA in three-point percentage but that hasn’t stopped it from firing from deep as OKC ranks eighth in 3PAs. Isaiah Roby and Kenrich Williams are in the league’s health and safety protocols and out on Thursday.

How to make Thunder vs. Nets picks

The model has simulated Nets vs. Thunder 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Thunder vs. Nets? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Nets vs. Thunder spread you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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