Oklahoma City Thunder's Standings
This is the season standings for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the rest of the league. Their offensive and defensive efficiency are indicated through the “+” and “-“ categories. With these in hand, you can better understand their interaction with Oklahoma City Thunder's odds to win the championship.
Bet On OKC Thunder's Games
To bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder, check your favourite sportsbook on what type of odds they are offering. American bookmakers will use money line odds, which manifest as either positive or negative. A positive number like +200 indicates how much money is won on a $100 wager. In this case, $200 will be won. A negative number like -300 shows how much money needs to be wagered to win $100. In this case, you need $300.
The Big Friendly home: home-court advantage is a major factor for most NBA teams but the friendly confines of the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City has been more than kind for their Thunder. Since their inaugural season in 2008 until 2016, the Thunder has a 70.7 percent winning rate at home versus only a 51.4 percent winning rate on the road. The Thunder are tough to beat but even tougher when with their energetic fans.
Championship or bust: not many NBA franchises can have the same high standards the Thunder have. Since 2011, the franchise has made five playoff appearances and advanced to at least the Conference Finals in four of those times. They failed to make the NBA playoffs in 2015 due to an injury to their superstar, Kevin Durant but when everyone is healthy and the team is firing on all cylinders, anything short of an NBA championship seems like a shortcoming.
Thunder on the spread: a team as good as the Thunder may have inflated lines on the money line so an alternative way to bet them is through the point spread. Here, you can bet the Thunder to win at lower odds but they have to “cover” their spread: a number they have to beat to cash. A minus spread like -10.5 indicates they are favoured to win by 10 points or more while a plus spread like +5.5 means they are given up to five points to lose by.