Saturday, February 27, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 232.5.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 52-5 and a road record of 28-5. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 115.3 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. Golden State is 13-0 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 30-3. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 41-17 and a home record of 25-7. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.8 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of 7.4. Oklahoma City has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 28-6. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Draymond Green averages 14 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 10.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kevin Durant averages 27.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Golden State averages 115.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Warriors allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 109.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 55.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 24th with 15.3 per game. The Thunder allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 115.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 116.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.5 and a defensive rating of 103.1. In terms of pace they average 100 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Thunder score 108.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 109 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.9 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 113 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 31-23-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-24-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-34-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-32-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/18/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe out indefinitely
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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