Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.5.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 53-24 and a road record of 22-15. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Oklahoma City is 12-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 35-12. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 32-46 and a home record of 17-21. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.7. Denver has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 17-31. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28.1 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kenneth Faried averages 12.6 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Gary Harris averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Denver averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 110.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Nuggets score 104.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.6 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-42-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 36-41-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 40-35-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 44-32-2 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
04/02/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?"
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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