Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 10/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City (+13.5)
Chase Center is the site where the Golden State Warriors (4-1) will play the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-4) on Saturday. Oklahoma City opens as 13.5-point dogs. The over/under is 221.5.
The Thunder faced the Lakers and notched a win by a score of 123-115 in their last contest. Oklahoma City ended with a 50.0% field goal percentage (43 out of 86) and made 15 of their 37 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Thunder converted 22 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 75.9%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 42 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 dimes for this game while forcing 2 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In terms of defense, Oklahoma City let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 46 of 92 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 40 assists and had 29 steals for the contest. On top of that, Los Angeles pulled down 30 boards (10 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the game at 85.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 14 tries. They also made 11 of their 35 attempts from distance.
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a player who came through for this contest. He totaled 27 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes played and also snagged 9 boards. Gilgeous-Alexander finished 36.8% from the field and dished out 5 dimes.
Oklahoma City comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 1-4 on the year. The Thunder are connecting on 31.1% on shots from distance (56 of 180) and 71.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 100.2 points per outing (29th in basketball) on 42.7% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a team they commit 17.4 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Oklahoma City is collecting 43.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 105 assists so far this year, which is 18th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Thunder are forcing 14.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 27th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 131 surrendered on the year. The Thunder defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.7% (214 of 449) and they surrender 48.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 36.3% on shots from downtown while they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (113.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Warriors took a loss by a score of 104-101 against the Grizzlies. The Warriors collected 41 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 48 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 22 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Grizzlies committed 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to shots from distance, Golden State converted 14 of 40 tries (35.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors shot 39 for 90 from the field which had them shooting 43.3%. The Warriors permitted the Grizzlies to make 39 out of their 97 tries from the field which had them sitting at 40.2% in the game. They went 25.0% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 48 and finished the contest at 14 of 14 at the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of team rebounding, Golden State allowed Memphis to get 41 overall (10 offensive).
Stephen Curry ended up being important for the Warriors for this contest. He converted 11 out of 29 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 37.9%, and had 7 rebounds. Curry tallied 36 points in his 41 mins on the court and tallied 8 dimes in the matchup.
Golden State has a mark of 4-1 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are hitting on 46.0% from the floor, which ranks them 11th in the league. Golden State has scored 562 pts so far this year (112.4 per contest) and they collect 48.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 28.4 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.6 times per contest. The Warriors are committing 17.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 77.4% from the free throw line. The Warriors on the defensive end are ranked 13th in the league in PPG given up with 107.2. The Golden State defense concedes 32.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (68 of 210) and their opposition makes 71.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 23.0 dimes and 44.8 rebounds per game, which is ranked 14th and 11th in the NBA. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (14th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+13.5)
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