Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/2/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -2
AT&T Center is the venue where DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs (14-18, 3rd in the Southwest Division) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (18-15, 3rd in the Northwest Division) on Thursday. The spread on this matchup has San Antonio as 2 point favorites. The total opens at 219.
The Thunder are covering 63.6% of the time, having gone 21-12-0 ATS. San Antonio is covering 35.5% of the time, going 11-20-1 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/31/2020 Andre Roberson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 6
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.8 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 107.3 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 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 42.9 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 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 114.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. San Antonio is 7th in the league with 113.4 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Spurs are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Thunder are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 10th 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 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
San Antonio is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Spurs are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 20th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +2
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