Sunday, December 4, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 7-13. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 12-8. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 31.5 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Tim Frazier averages 11.2 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Russell Westbrook averages 31.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 11.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.4 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 10th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 56.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 23rd with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 102.9 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.9. They get 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-10-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-10-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/03/16 F Anthony Davis Shoulder injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
12/03/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?" Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/20/16 PG Semaj Christon Concussion out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -7
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