Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 15-7. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 7.4 as they average 111.0 points per contest while giving up 103.6 per game. The Nets have an overall record of 8-17 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 108.6 points per game and surrender 111.0, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-8-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-14-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/04/18 G Joe Harris Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder averages 16.6 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Paul George comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes 5.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Spencer Dinwiddie scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 103.6 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Oklahoma City averages 111.0 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 48.6 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets give up 111.0 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest. Brooklyn is 20th in the NBA with 108.6 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.4. The Nets are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Thunder are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 1st. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Nets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. 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 5th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5 and over 217.5 total points
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