Washington Wizards at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 11.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 15-24. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.3 as they average 112.6 points per contest while giving up 116.9 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 25-13 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 111.9 points per game and surrender 105.5, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 13-24-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 22-16-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-16-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-20-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
Trevor Ariza averages 11.3 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Paul George averages 27.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Russell Westbrook averages 21.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 10.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 116.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Washington averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game. Oklahoma City is 11th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.8 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Wizards are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Washington is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Thunder are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 102.6, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th 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.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -11.5
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