Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 25-15. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 111.7 points per contest while giving up 106.1 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 24-17 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 111.9 points per game and surrender 108.6, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-17-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-22-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-15-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 23-18-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 F Nerlens Noel Head is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
01/07/19 SF Rudy Gay Wrist is out Wednesday vs Memphis and is doubtful Thursday vs Oklahoma City
Paul George averages 26.8 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 108.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. San Antonio is 11th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Spurs are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +1
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