Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City (+3.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (5-5) play the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-4) at Barclays Center on Sunday. Oklahoma City opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 226.
The Oklahoma City Thunder played the New York Knicks and took home the win by a score of 101-89 in their last game. Oklahoma City walked away from the game having earned a 43.7% FG percentage (38 of 87) and converted 11 of 34 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Thunder converted 14 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 62 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 16 dimes for this contest while having 2 steals and 6 blocks. With regard to the defense, Oklahoma City allowed 35.8% from the field on 34 of 95 shooting. New York distributed 19 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Knicks snagged 48 boards (10 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 7 blocks. New York walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 20 shots. They also knocked down 9 out of their 27 attempts from 3-point land.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one player who played a role in this contest. He recorded 25 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:29 mins played and also snagged 10 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander finished the game shooting 64.3% from the field and recorded 7 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Thunder was Hamidou Diallo. He collected 11 boards and had 2 assists. He finished the contest at 61.5% from the field for the game by going 8-of-13 (23 points). Overall, Diallo was on the hardwood for 29:03 minutes.
Oklahoma City comes into this game with a mark of 4-4 so far this season. They average 101.9 points per contest (30th in the league) while connecting on 43.8% from the floor. The Thunder are shooting 32.9% from downtown (107 of 325) and 69.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oklahoma City is grabbing 46.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 176 assists for the season, which ranks 29th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Thunder are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They currently rank 10th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 199 conceded on the campaign. The Thunder are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.6% (96 of 155) and they surrender 49.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 34.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG allowed (108.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Brooklyn Nets took a defeat with a final score of 115-110 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Nets snagged 38 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in this contest. They turned away 4 tries while earning 6 steals for this game. The Grizzlies earned 18 fouls for this contest which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 95.2%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Brooklyn made 14 out of 31 attempts (45.2%). In all, the Nets shot 38 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.9%. The Nets permitted the Grizzlies to knock down 45 of their 98 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.9% for the contest. They shot 40.6% from distance by shooting 13 out of 32 and ended up shooting 12 of 14 at the charity stripe (85.7%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Brooklyn allowed Memphis to get 46 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Caris LeVert pitched in for the Nets in this contest. He made 15 out of 23 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 65.2%, which gave him 43 points. LeVert collected 5 boards in his 35:44 minutes of time on the court and had 6 assists for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was Taurean Prince. He notched 16 points in 24:29 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 13 shooting in the matchup. Prince wrapped this one up going 30.8% from the field and also totaling 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 5-5 this year. Brooklyn has totaled 1,188 points for the year (118.8 per contest) and they grab 47.3 boards per contest. The Nets are responsible for committing 19.7 fouls every game and they connect on 80.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Nets are connecting on 47.5% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 25.7 times per game (9th in the league) and they turn it over 16.3 times per game. The Nets are ranked 18th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.4. The Brooklyn defense concedes 35.1% on three-point shots (117 of 333) and opponents are knocking down 75.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.1 assists and 48.7 boards every game, which is ranked 19th and 27th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+3.5)
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