Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 30-12 and a road record of 10-7. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 16-25 and a home record of 8-12. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -4.1.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 26.5 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Oklahoma City averages 108.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Denver averages 99.3 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-24-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-26-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 19-20-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 22-18-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/18/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
01/18/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle doubtful Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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