Sunday, March 6, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 42-20 and a road record of 17-12. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 110 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. Oklahoma City is 10-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-9. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 26-36 and a home record of 18-11. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -3.9. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 17-20. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 28 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.5 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Oklahoma City averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 26th with 15.6 per game. The Bucks allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 111.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 112.8 and a defensive rating of 105.9. 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 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Bucks score 102.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 114.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.5 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-36-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-34-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-30-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-28-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key players to report
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/05/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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