San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 15-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 101.5 points per contest while giving up 97.5 per game. The Thunder have an overall mark of 9-12. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per contest and giving up 99.6, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-10-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-13-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-13-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/02/17 G Andre Roberson Head injured last game, is probable Sunday vs San Antonio
12/02/17 C Steven Adams Thumb is probable Sunday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 23 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 22 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Paul George averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Russell Westbrook averages 22 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. San Antonio averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.95 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 99.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.5 per game this season. Oklahoma City is 23rd in the league with 102.7 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.1. The Thunder are 15th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Spurs are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. San Antonio is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Oklahoma City is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Thunder are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5
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