Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 2.5 point favorites.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 56-21. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 113.9 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 45-33. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 32-44-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 37-40-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-45-3 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-43-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/01/18 G Andre Iguodala Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
04/01/18 F Omri Casspi Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
04/01/18 G Patrick McCaw Back is out indefinitely
03/24/18 G Stephen Curry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Draymond Green averages 11.2 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 26.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 10.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Carmelo Anthony averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Golden State averages 113.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.95 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 29.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season. Oklahoma City is 12th in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Thunder are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.
The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league. The Thunder are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -2.5
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