Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a regular season record of 1-3. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -11.3 as they average 107 points per game while giving up 118.3 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 0-4. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 101.8 points per contest and give up 112, which is a point differential of -10.3.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/26/18 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
10/26/18 G Devin Booker Hamstring is downgraded to out Saturday vs Memphis
10/26/18 F Ryan Anderson Hip is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Devin Booker averages 27.8 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dennis Schroder averages 13.3 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Paul George averages 24.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 17.5 per game. The Suns allow 118.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 31.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 28th in the league with 101.8 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -10.3. They shoot 24% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 51.3 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Thunder are 8th in turnovers per game with 15. The Thunder surrender 112 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 49.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Suns are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 117.9, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 27th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -4.5
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