Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/29/2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, March 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 50-23. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.6 as they average 111.5 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 44-31 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 114.2 points per game and surrender 110.9, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 38-35-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 31-42-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 38-37-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-38-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/26/19 G Malik Beasley Personal is questionable Thursday vs Houston
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Jamal Murray averages 18.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Russell Westbrook averages 22.9 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Paul George averages 28.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 27.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 8th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Thunder are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Thunder surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per game.
The Nuggets are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Thunder are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 4th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver +4.5
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