Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/12/2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, November 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 8.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 2-10. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -13.3 as they average 101.2 points per game while giving up 114.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 7-5. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 109.0 points per contest and give up 106.6, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Booker averages 24.9 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Paul George averages 21.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Dennis Schroder averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 114.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 26.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Phoenix averages 101.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -13.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 17.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 106.6 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.9 per game. Oklahoma City is 20th in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Thunder are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Suns are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 27th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Phoenix is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Thunder are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 25th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -8.5
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