Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/19/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Milwaukee Bucks (7-8) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-8) on Friday.
The Thunder stepped onto the hardwood against the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 101-89 in their last contest. Oklahoma City walked away from the contest having earned a 44.6% FG percentage (41 of 92) and made 10 of their 39 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Thunder made 9 of 16 tries for a percentage of 56.3%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled 56 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 assists in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With respect to defending, Oklahoma City allowed 35.6% from the field on 32 of 90 shooting. Houston doled out 46 assists and had 16 steals in this contest. In addition, Houston collected 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Houston finished 68.4% when shooting free throws by burying 13 of their 19 shots. They also made 12 of 42 attempts from 3-point land. In regard to fouls, the Thunder ended up with 19 and the Rockets racked up 14 fouls.
Luguentz Dort is one guy who played a role in this contest. Dort finished shooting 63.6% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. He was on the court for 37 minutes played and grabbed 8 boards. He ended up finishing with 34 points on 14 of 22 shooting.
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Oklahoma City heads into this one with a win-loss record of 6-8 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Oklahoma City is snagging 47.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 280 dimes on the year, which is 30th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Thunder are hitting 30.5% on three-point attempts (161 of 528) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They average 98.8 points per contest (29th in the league) while going 41.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Thunder are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.3% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG allowed (105.9). The Thunder defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.2% (550 of 1,273) and they concede 48.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 343 surrendered this year.
In their last game, the Bucks went home victorious with a score of 109-102 when they played the Lakers. Regarding rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Los Angeles to snag 37 overall (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 27.9% from three-point range by connecting on 12 of 43 and finished the contest at 10 out of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Bucks allowed the Lakers to bury 40 of 96 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 41.7% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Bucks ended up going 40 for 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.0%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee converted 12 out of their 37 attempts (32.4%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 70.8%. The Lakers committed 13 personal fouls in the game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for 24 shots. They turned it over 15 times, while earning 9 steals in this contest. The Bucks were able to collect 43 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 in the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up having an impact for the Bucks in this game. He made 18 out of 23 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 78.3%, and added 9 rebounds. Antetokounmpo racked up 47 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and added 3 assists for the game.
Milwaukee has a record of 7-8 for the campaign. The Bucks are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.0 times per game (24th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per contest. Milwaukee has accounted for 1,619 points on the campaign (107.9 per game) and they snag 45.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Bucks are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which is ranked 21st in the league.
The Milwaukee defense surrenders 32.7% on 3-pointers (186 of 568) and their opposition makes 76.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 22.5 assists and 47.3 boards every game, ranking them 13th and 22nd in the league. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 21st in the league in PPG allowed with 109.3. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (16th in the league).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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