Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Parlay 12/18/2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, December 18, 2017.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 16-13. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 14-15. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-19-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/17/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs Oklahoma City
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/16/17 C Steven Adams Concussion is "?" Monday vs Denver
Gary Harris averages 16.1 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Will Barton comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Paul George averages 20.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Russell Westbrook has scored 22.8 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 9.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 107.5 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Denver averages 107.9 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.34 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 100.4 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.9 per contest this year. Oklahoma City is 24th in the NBA with 102.1 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.69. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 20.9. The Thunder are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.1.
The Nuggets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 8th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Denver is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Thunder are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver
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