Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/16/2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 48-34. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 3.5 as they averaged 107.9 points per contest while giving up 104.4 per game. The Warriors had an overall mark of 58-24 last year. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 113.5 points per contest and gave up 107.5, which was a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 36-50-2 against the spread last season
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-49-0 against the over/under last year
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-55-3 against the spread last season
The Golden State Warriors were 48-52-0 against the over/under last year
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/11/18 G Russell Westbrook Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Golden State
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/11/18 F Draymond Green Knee is probable Friday vs LA Lakers
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this game after averaging 21.9 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributed 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was 82%. Dennis Schroder averaged 19.4 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game last year. He averaged 6.2 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 44% for the season while his free throw percentage was 85%.
Stephen Curry scored 26.4 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 5.1 rebounds per contest and had 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 50% and his free throw percentage finished at 92%. Kevin Durant averaged 26.4 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brought in 6.8 rebounds per game and had 5.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage was 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averaged 107.9 points per contest last year, which was 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 3.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a unit, which had them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shot 35%, which was good for 23rd in the NBA. They averaged 45.1 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranked them 5th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 18th with 14.0 per game. The Thunder allowed 104.4 points per contest, which was 10th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 42.2 rebounds a game which ranked 5th, and they allowed 23.3 assists per game which put them in 14th place in the league. They forced 16.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State was 1st in the NBA with 113.5 points per contest last season. They were 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin was 5.98. They shot 39% from beyond the arc, which was good for 1st in the league. They were 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 29.3. The Warriors were 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Warriors gave up 107.5 points per game, which ranked them 18th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 17th with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors were 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest last year.
The Thunder were 7th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 110.7 was ranked 9th. They were 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 18th. As a unit they were 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Oklahoma City was 22nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 14th in the NBA.
Golden State was 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 26th in the NBA. The Warriors were 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 113.6 was ranked 11th. They were 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% was 1st. As a unit they were 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +8
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