Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 2.5 point favorites.
The Thunder have a record of 2-4. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.7 as they average 108.7 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 1-6. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 111.9 points per contest and give up 122.4, which is a point differential of -10.6.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 1-6-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/31/18 C Dwight Howard Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
10/31/18 F Markieff Morris Concussion is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Russell Westbrook averages 25.0 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.8 assists per contest and 10.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
John Wall averages 20.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Bradley Beal averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.0 per game. The Thunder allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 15th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -10.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Wizards are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Wizards surrender 122.4 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 27.6 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 53.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Thunder are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 6th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 104.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Washington is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Wizards are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 115.7 is ranked 26th. 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 23rd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -2.5
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