Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 1/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-10)
The Brooklyn Nets (12-8) are headed to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-9). Brooklyn opens this game as 10-point favorites. The O/U opens at 230.5.
The Brooklyn Nets faced off with the Atlanta Hawks and notched a win by a score of 132-128 in their last game. Brooklyn ended the contest having earned a 53.1% field goal percentage (52 of 98) and made 11 of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Nets made 17 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 85.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 29 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 7 steals and 10 blocks. When discussing the defense, Brooklyn allowed 47.9% from the field on 45 of 94 shooting. Atlanta distributed 29 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Hawks snagged 37 boards (12 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Atlanta shot 89.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of their 28 attempts. They made 13 of 33 attempts from distance.
Kevin Durant is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He scored 32 points on 13 out of 26 shooting. He was on the court for 42:08 mins and also totaled 5 boards. Durant ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Nets was James Harden. He grabbed 8 rebounds and also had 15 dimes. He finished the game at 45.0% from the floor in the game by shooting 9-of-20 (31 points). When the final whistle blew, Harden was on the court for 45:54 minutes.
Brooklyn will take the court with a mark of 12-8 this season. The Nets are hitting 39.3% on shots from 3-point land (287 of 730) and 81.8% from the charity stripe. They average 119.8 points per game (2nd in the NBA) while shooting 49.0% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Brooklyn is snagging 45.3 boards per game and has accumulated 530 dimes this year, which ranks 1st in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Nets are forcing 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. The Nets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.3% (260 of 406) and they concede 44.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 29th in basketball in giving up assists with 505 relinquished so far this season. They are relinquishing 35.5% from 3-point land while they are 25th in the league in opponents points per game (115.8).
When they last played, the Oklahoma City Thunder took home the win by a final score of 102-97 when they played the Phoenix Suns. The Thunder corralled 43 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 48 in the matchup. They rejected 8 attempts while earning 7 steals in the game. The Suns were called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 71.4%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma City made 16 of 40 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Thunder ended up shooting 38 for 85 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.7%. The Thunder allowed the Suns to knock down 36 out of 95 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.9% in this game. They went 34.9% from beyond the arc by going 15 out of 43 and finished the game at 10 out of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Oklahoma City allowed Phoenix to grab 49 in all (9 offensive).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was important for the Thunder in the game. He buried 6 of 18 for this contest for a field goal rate of 33.3%, which had him sitting at 21 points. Gilgeous-Alexander pulled down 7 rebounds in his 31:20 mins of time on the hardwood and totaled 8 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Oklahoma City was Al Horford. He totaled 21 points in 29:48 mins on the court by going 8 out of 12 from the floor for this game. Horford wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the field as well as totaling 2 dimes and 11 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 8-9 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Thunder are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. Oklahoma City has scored 1,806 points for the season (106.2 per game) and they snag 44.2 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 22.4 times per contest (28th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest. The Thunder are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per contest and they hit 70.6% from the free throw line. The Thunder on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in the NBA in points allowed per game with 112.4. The Oklahoma City defense gives up 34.8% from downtown (210 of 604) and opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 24.3 dimes and 49.6 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 13th and 30th in the league. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (15th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+10) and under 230.5 points
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