Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/10/2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
The Thunder head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 47-35. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 0.8 as they averaged 106.6 points per contest while giving up 105.8 per game. The Nuggets had an overall record of 40-42 last season. They were 4th in the Northwest Division. They averaged 111.7 points per game and surrendered 111.2, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 45-36-1 against the spread last season
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 33-43-6 against the over/under last year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets were 46-35-1 against the spread last season
The Denver Nuggets were 50-31-1 against the over/under last year
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/8/2017 Raymond Felton G Wrist Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Alex Abrines G Knee Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Patrick Patterson F Knee Questionable for start of season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/8/2017 Jamal Murray G Rest Questionable for start of season
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest after averaging 31.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 10.7 rebounds per game and dished out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage finished at 85%. Paul George averaged 23.7 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 90%.
Gary Harris averaged 14.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game and had 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 50% and his free throw percentage was at 78%. Nikola Jokic averaged 16.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 9.8 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 58% and his free throw percentage was 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averaged 106.6 points per contest last season, which ranked them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 0.76 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 30th in the league. They averaged 46.6 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranked them 1st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 8th with 15 per game. The Thunder allowed 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 16th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 40.6 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.4 assists per contest, which put them in 6th place in the league. They forced 13.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver was 3rd in the league with 111.7 points per game last year. They were 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 0.51. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 11th in the NBA. They were 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 25.3. The Nuggets were 7th in turnovers per game with 15. The Nuggets surrendered 111.2 points per contest, which ranked them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 25th with 24 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 40.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets were 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12 per game last season.
The Thunder were 16th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 108.3 was ranked 21st. They were 9th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 24th. As a unit they were 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Oklahoma City was 11th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 18th in the NBA.
Denver was 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 3rd in the NBA. The Nuggets were 4th in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 113.2 was ranked 2nd. They were 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 5th. As a unit they were 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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