The best matchup in the NBA on Thursday night features the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the Miami Heat. The game at American Airlines Arena is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM ET, with television coverage on TNT. Currently, the Thunder are slight road favorites.
The Thunder are 11-7 SU and 7-11 ATS so far this season. They are 3-4 on the road, and seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eleven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 106-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, where they lost against the spread as 3 point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 213 ½ point line set by sports gambling pros in that one.
The Heat are 10-6 SU and 7-9 ATS overall this year. They are 8-3 at home, and three of their games have gone OVER the line, while the other thirteen have gone UNDER. They are coming off of a 105-95 loss to the Boston Celtics, where they lost against the spread as 4 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 192 ½ point line set by oddsmakers for that matchup.
Oklahoma City is 9-4-1 ATS against the Southeast Division, and 5-11 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise. They are 2-5 ATS on the road, and 2-7 ATS overall lately. They are 1-4 ATS on Thursday lately. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games overall, and UNDER in all 6 of their recent matchups against the Eastern Conference. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 on Thursday, and UNDER in 39 of their last 56 with two days of rest.
Miami is 6-1 ATS coming off of a SU loss, and 2-6 ATS overall recently. They are 1-5 ATS when playing on Thursday night, and 1-5 ATS at home. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent matchups against the Northwest Division, and UNDER in 8 of their last 9 against the Western Conference. The total has gone UNDER in 13 of their last 16 overall, and UNDER in 8 of their last 10 at home. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of their last 14 on Thursday.
Between these teams, the Thunder are 3-7 ATS lately, and 2-5 ATS when playing in Miami. The road team is 4-1 ATS, while the favorite is 9-4 ATS in this series.
They last met in March 2015, when the Thunder won 93-75, and covered the spread as 4 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 213 point line set by sportsbooks for that game.
For tonight's matchup, the Thunder are listed in the betting odds as 3 point road favorites. The over/under is set at 201 ½ points. On the moneyline, OKC is a -150, while Miami is listed at +130.