Monday, March 20, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Golden State Warriors head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, March 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 4 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 55-14. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 116.2 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 40-29. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 31-36-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 27-42-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 39-29-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-34-5 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Klay Thompson comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Warriors. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Stephen Curry averages 25 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Steven Adams averages 11.9 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 10.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.32 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 30.3 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.91 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 7th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 115.3 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -4
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