Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 6.5 point favorites.
The Thunder have a record of 5-4. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.9 as they average 113.2 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 1-9. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 105.5 points per contest and give up 116.3, which is a point differential of -10.8.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/06/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is doubtful Wednesday vs Cleveland
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Cedi Osman averages 12.5 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Rodney Hood averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 113.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.9 per game. The Thunder allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 25th in the league with 105.5 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -10.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Cavaliers surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Thunder are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Oklahoma City is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Cleveland is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 58%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 118.9, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 30th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +6.5
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