Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 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 Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 5 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 13-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 117.9 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 7-9. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 98.6, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-9-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/19/17 F Kevin Durant Ankle is probable Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stephen Curry comes into this game averaging 25.6 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Kevin Durant averages 24.9 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 7 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Russell Westbrook has scored 20.1 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 9.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Paul George averages 21.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 117.9 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.41 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 46 boards per contest and 30.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.8 per game. The Warriors allow 107.5 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 19th in the NBA with 103.2 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.63. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 21.1. The Thunder are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Thunder give up 98.6 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.6 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.6 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Thunder are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 28th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +5
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