The Oklahoma City Thunder has hovered around the Western Conference playoff bubble for the bulk of the 2014-2015 season, making them convincing NBA betting alternatives for those considering underdogs. Their recent play, with Kevin Durant on the sideline, recommends that the club is as high-risk as interesting. They are currently priced up at 33/1 to win the Championship.
Between guard Russell Westbrook's wild scoring tear, the triple-double streak and his basic 27.6, 7.2 and 8.6 averages, he has proven to be a really deserving MVP candidate. While Westbrook's play has actually been downright historical because the All-Star Break, the Thunder has actually struggled to hang onto the eight and last berth in the West. The Thunder is 42-32 straight up and 37-35-2 versus the spread.
With an approaching schedule that consists of matches with Dallas, Memphis, Houston and San Antonio this week alone, their last two weeks of the regular period will be an obstacle.
With Durant out for the year, his colleagues have their work cut out for them. While his absence has helped press Westbrook to the next level of fame, there's no guarantee that the guard's change will help enhance their chances of winning the NBA Championship. The Thunders are currently 33/1 to win the NBA Championship.