Friday, November 25, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, November 25, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 8-8. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 6-9. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 107.0, good for a point differential of -2.3.
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.5 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 16.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Emmanuel Mudiay averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Oklahoma City averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.3 per game. The Thunder allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Denver averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 60.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 25th with 16.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-8-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 10-5-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 10-5-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/20/16 PG Semaj Christon Concussion out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/18/16 G Mike Miller Personal out indefinitely
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Denver +7
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