Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 2 point favorites.
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The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 30-21. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 106.1 points per contest while giving up 102.0 per game. The Nuggets have an overall record of 26-25. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-29-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-28-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 22-26-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 21-30-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
01/31/18 C Nikola Jokic Ankle is probable Thursday vs Oklahoma City
01/30/18 G Gary Harris Ankle injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs Oklahoma City
01/30/18 C Mason Plumlee Calf is "?" Thursday vs Oklahoma City
Carmelo Anthony comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Russell Westbrook averages 25.5 points per contest in 36 minutes per game this year. He averages 10.1 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Gary Harris has scored 17.3 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Will Barton averages 14.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.1 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.12 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.2 per game. The Thunder allow 102 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 12th in the NBA with 106.2 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.59. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 23.7. The Nuggets are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Nuggets give up 105.6 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 27th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Denver is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 13th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 9th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver +2
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