Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Game Picks 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Washington Wizards head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, October 25, 2019. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 32-50. They were 4th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -2.9 as they averaged 114.0 points per contest while giving up 116.9 per game. The Thunder had an overall record of 49-33 last season. They were 4th in the Northwest Division. They averaged 114.5 points per game and surrendered 111.1, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards were 38-44-0 against the spread last season
The Washington Wizards were 49-32-1 against the over/under last year
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 44-43-0 against the spread last season
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 41-44-2 against the over/under last year
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/20/2019 Isaiah Thomas PG Thumb Game Time Decision
10/19/2019 C.J SF Foot Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Moe Wagner C Back Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Jr SF Calf Expected to be out until at least Oct 25
10/3/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/19/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Game Time Decision
Bradley Beal comes into this game after averaging 25.6 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributed 5.5 assists per game. His FG percentage was 48% while his free throw percentage was 81%. Ish Smith averaged 8.9 points per contest in 22.3 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.6 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 42% for the season while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Steven Adams scored 13.9 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 9.5 rebounds per contest and had 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 60% and his free throw percentage finished at 50%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 10.8 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 2.8 rebounds per game and had 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averaged 114.0 points per contest last year, which was 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -2.9 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a unit, which had them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shot 34%, which was good for 26th in the NBA. They averaged 42.4 boards per contest and 26.3 assists per game, which ranked them 27th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 13th with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allowed 116.9 points per contest, which was 29th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 47.3 rebounds a game which ranked 28th, and they allowed 26.2 assists per game which put them in 28th place in the league. They forced 15.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City was 7th in the NBA with 114.5 points per contest last season. They were 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 3.4. They shot 35% from beyond the arc, which was good for 23rd in the league. They were 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.1 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 23.4. The Thunder were 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Thunder gave up 111.1 points per game, which ranked them 15th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 20th with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder were 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest last year.
The Wizards were 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 113.9 was ranked 27th last season. In terms of pace they were 9th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 9th. As a team they were 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington was 18th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 55%, which was 2nd in the league.
Oklahoma City was 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 14th in the NBA. The Thunder were 17th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 110.3 was ranked 4th. They were 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 23rd. As a unit they were 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +6
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