Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 1.5 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 46-21. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 5.8 as they average 118.0 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 42-27. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 114.9 points per contest and give up 110.9, which is a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 27-39-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-34-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 36-33-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-36-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/14/19 SF Kevin Durant Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
03/14/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is questionable Saturday vs Golden State
Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Stephen Curry averages 27.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.2 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 10.5 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 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 118.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Warriors allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 4th in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.1 boards per game, and 23rd 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 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 17th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Golden State is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Thunder are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -1.5
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