Saturday, April 30, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
The Thunder had a regular season record of 55-27 and a road record of 23-18. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 7.3 as they averaged 110.2 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Oklahoma City was 13-3 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 37-15. The Spurs had a regular season record of 67-15 and a home record of 40-1. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They averaged 103.5 points per game and surrendered 92.9, good for a point differential of 10.6. San Antonio had a division record of 14-2 and a conference record of 43-9.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest after averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season for the Thunder. He pulled down 7.8 rebounds per game and dished out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage was at 81%. Kevin Durant averaged 28.2 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 5 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage was 51% for the year while his free throw percentage was 90%.
Kawhi Leonard averaged 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabbed 6.8 rebounds per game and had 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was at 87%. Lamarcus Aldridge averaged 18 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was 86%.
Oklahoma City averaged 110.3 points per contest this season which ranked them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 7.9 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 16th in the league. They averaged 56.9 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranked them 1st and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 26th with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allowed 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 48.8 rebounds a game which ranked 4th and they gave up 21.5 assists per contest which put them in 10th place in the league. They forced 13 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the league.
San Antonio averaged 103.5 points per game this year which ranked them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 11.2 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 2nd in the NBA. They averaged 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest which ranked them 23rd and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs ranked 4th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allowed 92.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 1st in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 47.5 rebounds a game which ranked 1st and they gave up 20.6 assists per contest which put them in 4th place in the league. The Spurs forced 14.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 14th in the NBA.
The Thunder averaged 111.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 122.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 5.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18 per contest. The Thunder had an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they averaged 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 52%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Oklahoma City turned the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they forced 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Spurs scored 104.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 18.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 14.7 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense was 110.3 and they had a defensive rating of 99. They had 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempted 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turned the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 37-43-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-43-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 43-38-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs were 35-46-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
04/27/16 C Enes Kanter Hip probable Saturday vs. San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
04/28/16 G Kevin Martin Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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