OKC Thunder Underdogs in Game 4?

The Thunder thrashed the Golden State Warriors like we’ve never seen. Does that make OKC Thunder underdogs in Game 4?

By: Shane Lambert

The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals (9pm ET). The game follows a huge blow-out win by the Thunder in Game 3, one where they defeated the Warriors by 28 points. The Thunder now lead the series 2-1 and must approach Game 4 as a must-win situation as they cannot afford to give up home-court advantage in the series. However, nor can the Warriors afford to go down 1-3 in the series, making Game 4 a pivotal one on Tuesday night.

The Thunder are coming in as surprising underdogs in the game, priced at 11/10 with bet365 to win straight up. These two teams have been somewhat topsy-turvy in the series, exchanging blowouts in Games 2 and 3. For that reason, if bettors aren’t moved by OKC’s recent blowout of the Warriors then I think it’s understanding – a different game can easily produce a different result.

However, the Thunder should still be coming into this game as favorites in my view. They’ve got the home-court advantage and the blow-out loss they suffered earlier in the series was in Oakland. Furthermore, I like how the Warriors really had the goods at home against the Spurs last round in games 4 and 6.

Entering tonight’s game, I see OKC as more like 4/7 favorites as opposed to 11/10 ‘dogs. The spread is practically worthless (set +1.5) and so a straight up pick is the way to go.

Recommendation:

2-pt bet on OKC to win Game 4 on Tuesday night at 11/10 with bet365