Sports gambling online handicappers saw the Thunder go 46-34 with the sports gambling lines last season despite going a poor 23-59 straight up. Oklahoma City has maintained their sports gambling online value for the 2009-10 NBA season as they have gone 28-18 with the sports gambling lines.
The big story, however, at internet sportsbooks is the fact that the Thunder are a much improved sports gambling online playoff contender with a straight up mark of 25-21. Oklahoma City continued to produce sports gambling online profits in late January as they got the cash in 7 out of 10 sports gambling online matchups from January 11-29.
The Thunder’s sports gambling online strength is their defense which was ranked 5th overall in the NBA for points allowed. The offense was somewhat suspect as it ranked 21st in the sports gambling online charts for total team scoring.
Kevin Durant has been the sports gambling online difference for the Thunder as he led the team in scoring with an average of 29.3 points per game. Durant also has been a door slammer on defense with 40 blocked shots. Durant is a forward out of nearby Texas and gives Oklahoma City a much needed marquee name to draw fans with.
Durant is often confused as either a guard or a forward but either way his 7.2 rebounds per game loom large for this second year franchise that abandoned Seattle after the 2007-08 season. Durant will be at the All Star Game in Dallas in a well deserved role. Durant said that a key to OKC’s success is the closeness of the team.
“We like being around each other,” said Durant. “I haven’t been on other teams, but from what I’ve heard, it’s kind of unique to have a tight-knit group in this league. If you’re around us every day, you’d think these kids are in high school.” One look at the standings and profit charts shows that is definitely not the case!