Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 16-12. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 9-20. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -4.8.
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Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 30.9 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Steven Adams averages 11.6 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jrue Holiday averages 14.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Anthony Davis averages 29.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Oklahoma City averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 105.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 102.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 98.1 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 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 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 13-14-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-17-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-16-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/18/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/20/16 G Tyreke Evans Rest expected to miss Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
12/19/16 F Solomon Hill Personal "?" Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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