Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks 1/27/2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 35-12. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 10.0 as they average 117.4 points per game while giving up 107.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 30-18 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 114.2 points per game and surrender 109.3, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-18-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-24-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-23-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/25/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is questionable Sunday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton averages 17.3 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Paul George averages 26.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Russell Westbrook averages 21.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 10.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Milwaukee averages 117.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 49.0 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game. Oklahoma City is 5th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.1 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.1. The Thunder are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Bucks are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Thunder are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
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