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Warriors vs. Thunder 2018 odds: Golden State set as rare underdog on the betting lines

The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to pick up a key win at home against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night, with the sportsbooks giving them the edge on the odds.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are just 1-3 straight up and 0-4 against the spread over their last four home games. The Thunder hope to get things back on track at home with a win over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night.

Oklahoma City is a 3.5-point home favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Warriors are 0-4 SU and ATS in four games as a betting underdog this season.

Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder

When: Tuesday, April 3, 8 p.m. ET

Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City

Betting Line / Total: Oklahoma City -3.5 / 221 Points

Warriors at Thunder OddsShark Matchup Report

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder appeared to be well on their way to home court in the first round of the playoffs when they were in the midst of a 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS run in the month of March that included an impressive 132-125 upset over the Toronto Raptors on the road.

That win was the last of the six-game winning streak, and it gave way to a 2-4 SU and 1-4-1 ATS record over the team’s last six games. With a road trip through Houston and Miami still coming up, Oklahoma City would love to take advantage of its home court in this matchup.

Oklahoma City is 2-1 SU and ATS in its last three games against Golden State since going 0-7 SU and ATS in its previous seven per the OddsShark NBA Database.

Golden State Warriors

Riddled with injuries throughout the month of March, the Warriors fell out of the race for first place in the Western Conference with a 3-7 SU and ATS slump. A worrisome knee injury is still keeping Stephen Curry out of action, but with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green back on the court the Warriors are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS over their last two games.

Those wins came against bottom feeders in Sacramento and Phoenix however; upcoming road games in Oklahoma City, Indiana, and Utah will be much tougher tests.

Tuesday night’s total is set at 221 points. The UNDER is 8-1 in the last nine games between these two teams.

This is an important game for both teams as they try to round into playoff form. The Warriors can build some momentum without Curry heading into the postseason while the Thunder could improve their positioning in the standings and get some home court mojo back. Add in the emotion of Kevin Durant returning to Oklahoma City and it will definitely be a playoff atmosphere on Tuesday.

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