Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Thunder lead the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 222.
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The Warriors had a regular season record of 73-9 and a road record of 34-7. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 10.8 as they averaged 114.9 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. Golden State was 15-1 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 46-6. The Thunder had a regular season record of 55-27 and a home record of 32-9. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They averaged 110.2 points per game and surrendered 102.9, good for a point differential of 7.3. Oklahoma City had a division record of 13-3 and a conference record of 37-15.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest after averaging 30.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season for the Warriors. He pulled down 5.4 rebounds per game and dished out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 50% while his free throw percentage was at 91%. Klay Thompson averaged 22.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 2.1 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 87%.
Russell Westbrook averaged 23.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game and had 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 81%. Kevin Durant averaged 28.2 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.2 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was 90%.
Golden State averaged 114.7 points per contest this season which ranked them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 10.7 and their shooting percentage was 49% as a team which had them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shot 41% which was good for 1st in the league. They averaged 53.8 rebounds per game and 28.7 assists per game which ranked them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 23rd with 15 per game. The Warriors allowed 104 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 19th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 53.3 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 22 assists per contest which put them in 15th place in the league. They forced 14.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the league.
Oklahoma City averaged 109.7 points per game this year which ranked them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin was 7.4 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 17th in the NBA. They averaged 56.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranked them 1st and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder ranked 26th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allowed 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 13th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 48.7 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.5 assists per contest which put them in 10th place in the league. The Thunder forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the NBA.
The Warriors averaged 113.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 119.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Warriors had an offensive rating of 114.5 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they averaged 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 56%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Thunder scored 109 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 10.2 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense was 113.1 and they had a defensive rating of 105.6. They had 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempted 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turned the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-36-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 37-43-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-43-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State
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