Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 4-6. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 96.8 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 6-5. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per contest and giving up 106.1, which is a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-8-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Russell Westbrook averages 20.1 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.9 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Will Barton averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Nikola Jokic averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game this season. Denver is 12th in the league with 106.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.45. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Nuggets are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Thunder are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Oklahoma City is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 27th in the league.
Denver is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 15th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
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