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Thunder to cover -3 (-110) vs. Warriors
PointsBet, 2:32 PM CT
Alex Barutha: Am I missing something? The Thunder actually grade out as the best team in the conference by Simple Rating (net rating weighted by strength of schedule) at +7.26. Meanwhile, the Warriors are an average +1.55. The implication is that OKC could realistically be favored by closer to seven points when also factoring in home-court advantage.
Timberwolves to cover -5.5 (-110) at Grizzlies
DraftKings, 2:38 PM CT
Alex Barutha: Here, I'm using similar logic as my wager on the Thunder. Minnesota's simple rating is +6.05, while Memphis' is -7.05. This is simply one of the best teams against one of the worst teams. I think the Wolves should be even more highly favored despite being on the road.