Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Danilo Gallinari and the Oklahoma City Thunder (3-5, 5th in the Northwest Division) host the Golden State Warriors (2-6, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Oklahoma City as 11.5 point favorites. The total opens at 225.
The Warriors are covering the spread 25.0% of the time, having gone 2-6-0 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 62.5% of the time, going 5-3-0 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/7/2019 Kevon Looney PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
11/7/2019 D'Angelo Russell SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/6/2019 Draymond Green PF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 11
11/1/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 18
10/31/2019 Jacob Evans SG Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/6/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 9
Eric Paschall comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. D'Angelo Russell averages 19.0 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.9 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 22.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 111.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 14.3 per game. The Warriors allow 121.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 26.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 24th in the league with 105.0 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Thunder are 16th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Thunder surrender 103.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.6 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Warriors are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 118.6 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Golden State is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league.
Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 29th in the league. The Thunder are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -11.5
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