Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 11-7. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.8 as they average 110.1 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 11-6 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 111.8 points per game and surrender 105.6, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 7-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 11-6-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/18 F Paul Millsap Facial injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Orlando
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/22/18 G Alex Abrines Illness is downgraded to out Friday vs Charlotte
11/22/18 G Hamidou Diallo Ankle is out indefinitely
11/22/18 SF Jerami Grant Ankle is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
11/22/18 G Terrance Ferguson Personal is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Gary Harris averages 17.2 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Nikola Jokic comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Paul George averages 24.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Dennis Schroder scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 104.3 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Denver averages 110.1 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 105.6 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 43.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest. Oklahoma City is 12th in the NBA with 111.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.3 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.8. The Thunder are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.9.
The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Denver is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Thunder are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver +4.5 and over 218.5 total points
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