Wizards vs. Thunder Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Monday, Jan 8

Nov 1, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33) dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half at State Farm Arena.
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If you’re looking for Wizards vs. Thunder predictions, you’ve come to the right place. The Thunder are on the move to take on the Wizards on Monday, Jan 8 at 7:00 ET. At present, the total is set at 248, and the Thunder are favored by 11 on the road. Keep reading to get our Wizards vs. Thunder player props and predictions.

Wizards vs. Thunder Odds

  • Spread: Thunder -11
  • Total 248

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Game Info

  • Date: Monday, Jan 8
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Location: Capital One Arena, Washington DC
  • TV: MNMT

Thunder Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Thunder have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last five road contests, the Thunder offense has averaged 122 points per game while allowing an average of 120. Oklahoma City posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • The last ten games that Oklahoma City was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 7-3 straight up.

Wizards Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Wizards have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home games, Washington has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 1-9 while averaging 110 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.

Does Oklahoma City Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Wizards, the Thunder are hoping to add to their overall record of 23-11. In Western Conference games, the Thunder are 14-8 compared to a 9-3 record in non-conference games.

On the road this season, the Thunder are 5th in scoring offense at 118.4 PPG. Overall, they are 4th in scoring, averaging 121.8 PPG. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the team with 31.5 PPG, while Chet Holmgren is also contributing 17.4 PPG.

So far this season, the Thunder have been one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, ranking 1st in field goal percentage allowed at 44.7%. They have also been strong inside, ranking 3rd in two-point shooting percentage allowed at 51.1%.

Despite being one of the best defensive teams in the league, opponents have been able to get to the free-throw line against the Thunder, as they are 27th in free throws made allowed per game at 25.3.

In terms of three-point shooting, Oklahoma City has struggled to defend the three-point line, ranking 24th in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 36.2%. Opponents have also been able to get up a lot of threes against the Thunder, as they are 29th in three-point attempts allowed per game at 38.6.

Can the Wizards Pull Off a Home Win?

On the road, the Wizards have gone 3-17 this season and are 3-12 at home. Overall, the Wizards are 6-29 as they prepare to face the Thunder.

When comparing to their season average of 115.1 points per game, the Wizards were not as productive in their last game. Against the Knicks, they only scored 105 points and shot 47.1% from the field. The team’s leading scorer is Kyle Kuzma, who comes into today’s game averaging 22.6 points per game. Jordan Poole is also averaging 16.3 points per game.

When it comes to defense, the Wizards have had their struggles this season. They are currently ranked 30th in the NBA in points allowed per game at 126.1. This is a trend that has continued at home, as they are giving up 126.3 points per game at the Capital One Arena.

One area where Washington has struggled is defending the three-point line. On the season, opponents are shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc. In terms of made threes allowed per game, they are 20th in the league at 13.4.

Overall, opposing teams have been able to score more than their season average in 80% of games vs. the Wizards. In terms of rebounding, Washington is 30th in the NBA at 39.3 per game.

Wizards vs. Thunder Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Kyle Kuzma and his points prop of 22.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -108 while the under is at -127. For his matchup against the Wizards, we recommend taking the under on Kyle Kuzma and his prop bet of 22.5 points. According to our player projection model, he is expected to fall short of his prop, with a projection of 21.

  • The Prop: Kyle Kuzma Under 22.5 Points (-127)

Wizards vs. Thunder Predictions

For a pick on the point-spread in this Thunder vs. Wizards matchup, our bet is to grab the Wizards at +11. Even though our projections have the Thunder winning 115-110, we see the Wizards as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 248, and our model predicts the Thunder and Wizards to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the under.

The Pick: Wizards +11 | at Fanduel Sportsbook