Monday, February 1, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, February 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 226.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 21-24 and a road record of 11-9. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. Washington is 7-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-14. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 36-13 and a home record of 22-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of 8. Oklahoma City has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 25-4. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.1 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Washington averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Wizards allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 109.4 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8 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 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Thunder allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.7 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 107.4. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Thunder score 108.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 123.3 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 9.8 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 112.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 25-19-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-30-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-27-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/31/16 F Kris Humphries Knee expected to miss Monday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/31/16 PG Cameron Payne Concussion "?" Monday vs. Washington
01/25/16 G Andre Roberson Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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