Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 38-21. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 116.0 points per contest while giving up 110.9 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 41-18. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 106.8, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-26-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 31-27-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-29-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/24/19 F Trey Lyles Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 11.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Paul George averages 28.7 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jamal Murray averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 116.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Thunder allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 16th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.7. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Nuggets surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets were 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game last season.
The Thunder are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 4th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Denver is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 11th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +4.5
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