Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 4/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-10)
The Golden State Warriors (26-28) go to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-33). Golden State opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.5.
The Golden State Warriors faced the Denver Nuggets and earned the victory with a final of 116-107 in their last contest. Golden State walked away from the game having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (39 of 81) and knocked down 18 out of their 44 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Warriors made 20 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Concerning rebounding, they earned a total of 36 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and earning 11 steals. With respect to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 47.0% from the floor on 39 of 83 shooting. Denver doled out 23 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. Furthermore, Denver grabbed 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Denver walked away from this one shooting 84.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of 25 tries. They also made 8 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Stephen Curry is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He scored 53 points on 14 of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 35:42 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. Curry walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Warriors was Draymond Green. He totaled 7 rebounds in his 36:43 minutes on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 87.5% from the field in the matchup by going 7-of-8 (18 points). Overall, Green collected 7 assists.
Golden State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 26-28 on the season. The Warriors are connecting on 36.8% on shots from downtown (682 of 1,852) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.8 pts per contest (9th in the league) while hitting 45.7% from the field. They are turning it over 15.5 times per game and as a group they commit 20.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Golden State is snagging 47.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,305 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Warriors are able to force 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 fouls. The Warriors defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.7% (835 of 1,086) and they concede 47.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 13th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,305 conceded for the season. They surrender 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (113.8).
In their last game, the Oklahoma City Thunder took a loss by a final score of 117-93 when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Thunder collected 39 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 22 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. The 76ers had 17 fouls for this game which took the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 47.4%. When discussing three-point attempts, Oklahoma City knocked down 8 out of 20 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Thunder finished shooting 38 for 76 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Thunder allowed the 76ers to convert 44 of 94 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.8% in the matchup. They finished 31.6% from 3-point land via 12 of 38 and finished the game at 17 out of 25 at the charity stripe (68.0%). In relation to rebounding, Oklahoma City allowed Philadelphia to collect 47 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Darius Bazley ended up being a factor for the Thunder for the matchup. He made 7 out of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and added 9 rebounds. Bazley earned 17 points in his 35:41 mins of playing time and tallied 5 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Oklahoma City was Luguentz Dort. He accumulated 1 assist in his 28:49 minutes played, and he shot 6 of 12 from the floor. Dort walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor and also collecting 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 20-33 on the year. The Thunder have committed 18.2 fouls per game and they go 76.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.1 times per contest (12th in the league) and they turn the ball over 12.7 times per contest. Oklahoma City has totaled 6,035 points for the year (113.9 per game) and they grab 47.2 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Thunder are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in the league. The Thunder defensively are ranked 23rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 113.9. They have forced 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the field (18th in the league). The Oklahoma City defense surrenders 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (689 of 1,944) and opponents are making 76.6% of their free throw shots. They give up 25.1 dimes and 47.2 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 19th and 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (-10)
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