Thursday, March 9, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 49-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 35-29. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 26.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.3 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Steven Adams averages 11.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Russell Westbrook averages 32.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 10 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
San Antonio averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.23 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.4 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 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 106.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.16 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 112 and a defensive rating of 103.3. In terms of pace they average 94.6 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 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.4 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 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 98 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 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-28-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-28-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 34-29-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-32-4 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +3.5
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