Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites.
The Thunder have a record of 9-5. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.1 as they average 111.0 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 3-11. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 102.2 points per contest and give up 113.4, which is a point differential of -11.1.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-5-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/16/18 G Alex Abrines Illness left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
11/16/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/14/18 SF Trevor Ariza Personal is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Dennis Schroder averages 16.8 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
T.J. Warren averages 17.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Devin Booker averages 23.3 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 23.0 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Phoenix is 30th in the league with 102.2 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -11.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.7.
The Thunder are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Oklahoma City is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Phoenix is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Suns are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -6
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