Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 18-29. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 26-20. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 29-17-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-27-1 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-27-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-27-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMarre Carroll comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.6 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 10.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Carmelo Anthony averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.94 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.7 per game. The Nets allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 16th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.98. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Thunder are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Thunder surrender 101.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 40.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Nets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Thunder are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 28th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +9.5
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