Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 11-12. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 102.0 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 9-14. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.8 points per contest and giving up 112.3, which is a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-15-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-8-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Russell Westbrook averages 22.5 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.9 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
DeMarre Carroll averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.1 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 102 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.22 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 112.3 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Brooklyn is 5th in the league with 109.8 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.48. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Nets are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Thunder are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 28th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Nets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +5
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