Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Paul Millsap and the Denver Nuggets (43-23, 1st in the Northwest Division) go to The Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (41-24, 3rd in the Northwest Division).
The Nuggets are covering the spread 46.8% of the time, having gone 29-33-4 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 63.1% of the time, going 41-24-0 against the spread.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
08/01/20 SG Gary Harris Hip is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
08/01/20 SG Jamal Murray Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
08/01/20 SG Will Barton Knee is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
08/01/20 SF Vlatko Cancar Foot is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Paul Millsap comes into this game averaging 11.9 points per contest while playing 24.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jamal Murray averages 18.8 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Steven Adams scores 11.0 points per contest while playing 27.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110.3 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 107.7 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 18th in the NBA with 110.8 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.66. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.8. The Thunder are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Thunder give up 108.1 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Denver is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 16th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league. The Thunder are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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