Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 10/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-9.5)
Paycom Center is the location where the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-3) will compete against the Golden State Warriors (3-0) on Tuesday. Golden State opens as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under is 224.
The Warriors faced the Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 119-107 in their last game. Golden State wrapped up the game having earned a 44.3% FG percentage (43 of 97) and knocked down 13 of 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 20 of 24 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 43 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 26 dimes for the contest while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In relation to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 42 out of 86 shooting. Sacramento distributed 47 assists and had 26 steals in this game. In addition, Sacramento collected 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Sacramento ended up shooting 61.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 8 of their 13 tries. They also converted 15 of their 46 tries from 3-point land.
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Stephen Curry is a guy who played a role for this contest. He accounted for 27 points on 9 of 23 shooting. He played for 35 mins and totaled 7 boards. Curry went 39.1% from the field and earned 10 dimes.
Golden State will enter this contest with a mark of 3-0 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 118.3 pts per game (6th in basketball) while shooting 46.5% from the floor. The Warriors are connecting on 39.3% on three-point attempts (42 of 107) and 77.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Golden State is snagging 48.7 boards per game and has accounted for 83 dimes on the year, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing 14.7 turnovers every game and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.4% on shots from downtown while they are 15th in the league in opponents points per game (111.3). The Warriors are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (44 of 66) and they concede 43.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 18th in basketball in allowing assists with 71 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Thunder took a loss by a score of 115-103 against the 76ers. The Thunder recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 42 for this game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The 76ers earned 12 fouls for this contest which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.9%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Oklahoma City made 8 out of 31 tries (25.8%). In all, the Thunder finished 40 out of 84 from the floor which had them shooting 47.6%. The Thunder permitted the 76ers to bury 41 out of 88 tries from the field which had them sitting at 46.6% in the matchup. They finished 41.5% from behind the 3-point line by going 17 of 41 and finished the game at 16 of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Oklahoma City permitted Philadelphia to snag 35 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ended up being a major contributor for the Thunder for this contest. He buried 9 out of 19 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 47.4%, and earned 6 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander had 29 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and earned 8 dimes in this matchup.
Oklahoma City has a record of 0-3 so far this year. Oklahoma City has scored 280 pts on the year (93.3 per contest) and they collect 43.7 rebounds per contest. The Thunder are responsible for committing 17.7 fouls per game while shooting 66.0% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are connecting on 40.6% from the floor, which is ranked 26th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 21.7 times per game (24th in the league) and they turn it over 15.0 times per game. The Thunder defensively are ranked 19th in the league in points allowed per game with 115.3. The Oklahoma City defense concedes 38.1% from downtown (48 of 126) and their opposition knocks down 81.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 24.0 dimes and 51.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 18th and 26th in basketball. They have forced 13.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+9.5)
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