Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs NBA Game Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 1 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 38-23. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.7 as they average 115.7 points per contest while giving up 111.1 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 34-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 112.0 points per game and surrender 111.3, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-28-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-30-0 against the over/under this year
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-29-1 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-25-0 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
02/28/19 SF Paul George Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
02/28/19 G Bryn Forbes Calf is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Paul George comes into this game averaging 28.6 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.5 points per contest in 35.8 minutes per game. He averages 10.9 assists per game and 11.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
LaMarcus Aldridge scores 20.8 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 115.7 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 48.0 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.1 per game. The Thunder allow 111.1 points per contest, which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 17th in the NBA with 112.0 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.62. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Spurs give up 111.3 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 44.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Oklahoma City is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Spurs are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +1
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