San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Spurs have a record of 25-18. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.1 as they average 112.3 points per game while giving up 109.2 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 25-16 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 112.6 points per game and surrender 107.3, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-16-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-18-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 17-22-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
01/11/19 SF Rudy Gay Wrist is downgraded to out Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/19 C Steven Adams Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
01/09/19 F Nerlens Noel Head is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.7 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Russell Westbrook averages 21.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. 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 62%. Paul George averages 26.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.1 per game. The Spurs allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 10th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Thunder are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Thunder surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game.
The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Thunder are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
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