Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/31/2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 3 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 3-3. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 96.5 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 4-2. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-2-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/29/17 C Greg Monroe Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Russell Westbrook averages 20.8 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 12.2 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.2 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 95%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 34.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 39 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 96.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 19.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 14th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 0.83. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Bucks are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Bucks surrender 103.7 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Thunder are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 99, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 28th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Bucks are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 14th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -3
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