Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets - 1/7/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -1
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets (16-18, 4th in the Atlantic Division) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-15, 3rd in the Northwest Division) at Barclays Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The spread on this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites. The over/under is set at 217.
The Thunder cover the spread 65.7% of the time, having gone 23-12-0 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 47.1% of the time, going 16-18-0 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/05/20 C Nerlens Noel Ankle left last game, is downgraded to out Monday vs Philadelphia
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/21/19 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/05/20 SG Caris LeVert Thumb is out Monday vs Orlando
Chris Paul averages 16.3 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 22.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 112.0 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.3 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 110.4 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.4 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Nets are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Oklahoma City is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Nets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
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