Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 26-19. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 18-27. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Steven Adams comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.8 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.4 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Anthony Davis averages 28.6 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 12 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jrue Holiday averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
New Orleans averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they average 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. 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 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-20-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-26-3 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-22-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-24-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/24/17 F Anthony Davis Thigh missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -7.5
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