Saturday, March 26, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 60-11 and a road record of 24-11. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 92.2 per contest. San Antonio is 10-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 37-5. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 50-22 and a home record of 29-9. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.2 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of 7.3. Oklahoma City has a division record of 12-2 and a conference record of 33-11. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.7 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
San Antonio averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 92.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 110.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Thunder force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 102.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.7 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 97.8. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Thunder score 109.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 113 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.2 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 113 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-29-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-39-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-39-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-39-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/24/16 C Boris Diaw Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Memphis
03/24/16 G Danny Green Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Memphis
03/24/16 F Kawhi Leonard Quad is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Memphis
03/24/16 PG Patrick Mills Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Memphis
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/25/16 F Kyle Singler Back doubtful Saturday vs. San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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