Thunder vs Wizards Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, January 6, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (16-22) host the Washington Wizards (17-22) at Paycom Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 6, 2023. The Wizards are only 1.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 231.5 points.

How to bet Thunder vs. Wizards

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Thunder as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -110 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at -110 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Thunder vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Thunder are 22-16-0 against the spread this season. Oklahoma City has been victorious in three of the 10 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Thunder have eclipsed the over/under in 53.8% of their opportunities this year (21 times in 39 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Wizards are 17-21-1 this year. Washington has gone 9-17 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 34.6% of those games). Wizards games this season have gone over the total in 19 of 39 opportunities (48.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Thunder Leaders
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 34 30.9 4.8 5.7 1.6 1 1
Josh Giddey 33 15.3 8 5.3 0.7 0.5 1.1
Luguentz Dort 37 14.1 4.1 2.3 1.1 0.3 1.8
Jalen Williams 34 11.5 3.6 2.8 0.9 0.4 0.7
Tre Mann 33 8.9 2.5 1.7 0.8 0.2 1.5


Wizards Leaders
Kristaps Porzingis 35 22.2 8.9 2.5 1.1 1.6 1.8
Kyle Kuzma 38 21.3 7.6 3.8 0.5 0.4 2.4
Rui Hachimura 23 13.5 4.7 1.3 0.3 0.4 1
Monte Morris 34 9.8 3.5 5.4 0.8 0.2 1.3
Corey Kispert 31 9.5 2.6 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.7
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Thunder vs. Wizards Injury Report

Wizards: Taj Gibson: Questionable (Groin)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City is putting up 116.1 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this season, while ceding 117.1 points per contest (25th-ranked). The Thunder are posting 118.4 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 4.8 more points than they’re averaging on the road (113.6). The Thunder have been putting up 117.8 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 116.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Oklahoma City is draining 11.9 threes per game (15th-ranked in NBA) this season, while putting up a 35.3% three-point percentage (17th-ranked). So far this year, the Thunder have taken 63.6% two-pointers, accounting for 72.2% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 36.4% threes (27.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington is 20th in the NBA in points scored (112.1 per game) and 13th in points conceded (112.7). The Wizards average 112.7 points per game at home, and 111.7 on the road. The Wizards have performed better offensively in their last 10 games, putting up 115.3 points per contest, 3.2 more than their season average of 112.1.

Washington makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 24th and 19th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Wizards have taken 36.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 25.8% of the Wizards’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74.2% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Thunder, and we project that Wizards will cover the spread (Thunder -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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