Friday, March 31, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 57-17. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 43-31. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-35-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-33-2 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 41-32-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-37-6 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/19/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pau Gasol comes into this game averaging 12.4 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Spurs. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Russell Westbrook averages 31.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Steven Adams averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
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Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 106.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.88 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.93 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 8th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.8 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -2
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