Context

Kevin Durant vs. Russell Westbrook: Round 2 will take place tonight in Oakland. In their first meeting back in November the Warriors routed the Thunder. Will OKC have an answer for Durant who scored 39 points in the first game?

Can the Warriors contain Russell Westbrook? The MVP candidate has joined Oscar Robertson as the only player in NBA history to average a triple double through the first 40-plus games of the season.

In this intriguing matchup, which team should you bet?

Golden State is a hefty favorite after blowing out the Cavs on Monday. The Thunder are in the middle of a six game road trip and have dropped two of their previous three games. Despite these teams appearing to be headed in opposite directions, the Pro System pick for this game is on OKC.

Trend

Bet the road underdog on a losing streak.

This Pro System “Visitor Recent Dogs – Losing Streak” has gone 60-47 (56%) ATS this season and all-time has returned a profit of 127.8 units.

Our Pick

The Thunder will be without Steven Adams but his absence is baked into the line. So is the fact that the Warriors just routed the Cavs. Casual bettors watched that game on Monday and are all over Golden State tonight. Over 70% of the bets are on the Dubs to cover.

Road underdogs are historically undervalued. The line is inflated because of the Warriors previous victory. Go against the public, back Westbrook and the Thunder tonight.


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