Sunday, April 9, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 45-34. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 38-41. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 111.8 points per game and surrendering 111.6, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 43-35-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-40-6 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 44-34-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 50-28-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
04/08/17 G Alejandro Abrines Knee "?" Sunday vs. Denver
04/08/17 G Andre Roberson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
04/08/17 PG Jameer Nelson Calf doubtful Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
04/08/17 F Will Barton Foot "?" Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Steven Adams averages 11.4 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Gary Harris averages 15.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.82 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.8 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.24 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 8th with 14.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 113.4 and they have a defensive rating of 113.2. They get 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -4.5
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