Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 7-7. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 103.1 points per contest while giving up 97.1 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 9-6. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-7-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-8-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/16/17 C Steven Adams Calf is "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this game averaging 21.9 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Russell Westbrook averages 20.3 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.6 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 22 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Pau Gasol averages 10.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.2 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 103.1 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 15.2 per game. The Thunder allow 97.1 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 20 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 25th in the NBA with 101.5 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.53. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 22.9. The Spurs are 25th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Spurs give up 98.9 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Oklahoma City is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league.
San Antonio is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Spurs are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 20th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -2.5
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