Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 30-20. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 106.3 points per contest while giving up 102.0 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 27-22. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-28-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-27-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 21-28-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 21-26-2 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
01/29/18 PG John Wall Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Russell Westbrook averages 25.7 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.1 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
John Wall averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 9.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Bradley Beal averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.32 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.1 per game. The Thunder allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 9th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.55. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Wizards are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Wizards surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Thunder are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 27th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% 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 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Washington is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +4.5
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