San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/7/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: NBA TV
Paycom Center is the location where the Oklahoma City Thunder (2-6) will meet the San Antonio Spurs (3-6) on Sunday.
The Spurs faced off with the Magic and notched a win by a score of 102-89 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Spurs finished with 14 and the Magic recorded 18 personal fouls. They also made 12 out of their 41 tries from 3-point range. Orlando finished the game at 70.0% when shooting free throws by making 7 of 10 attempts. In addition, Orlando grabbed 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Orlando doled out 43 dimes and had 23 steals in this matchup. In regard to defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 39.3% from the field on 35 of 89 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 11 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 48 with 5 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Spurs made 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. San Antonio ended the contest having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (40 of 90) and made 6 of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Dejounte Murray is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He was able to score 20 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins played and also grabbed 11 boards. Murray finished the game at 56.3% from the floor and earned 7 assists.
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San Antonio will take the court with a record of 3-6 on the year. They average 108.9 pts per contest (13th in the NBA) while going 46.8% from the field. The Spurs are shooting 34.1% on shots from downtown (88 of 258) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, San Antonio is snagging 44.4 rebounds per game and has earned 249 dimes this year, which is 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 17.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 fouls. They relinquish 33.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 15th in the NBA in opponents PPG (107.9). The Spurs defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.5% (377 of 811) and they surrender 46.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 16th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 203 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Thunder took home the win by a final score of 107-104 against the Lakers. The Thunder collected 38 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 50 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Lakers were called for 13 fouls in this game which took the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 69.2%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Oklahoma City made 15 out of their 41 attempts (36.6%). When all was said and done, the Thunder ended up shooting 37 for 87 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.5%. The Thunder allowed the Lakers to make 39 of their 94 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.5% in this contest. They went 36.4% from distance by going 12 of 33 and finished the contest at 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). When discussing attacking the glass, Oklahoma City permitted Los Angeles to snag 33 in all (16 on the offensive side).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pitched in for the Thunder in the matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 17 for this game for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and added 3 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander had 28 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and tallied 6 assists in this contest.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 2-6 this year. The Thunder commit 16.1 fouls per contest while shooting 72.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 19.9 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 15.4 times per game. Oklahoma City has 784 points for the season (98.0 per game) and they snag 45.1 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Thunder are connecting on 41.3% from the floor, which ranks them 27th in the league.
The Oklahoma City defense concedes 36.7% on three-point shots (121 of 330) and their opposition knocks down 78.4% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 25.1 assists and 49.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 23rd and 27th in basketball. The Thunder on defense are ranked 20th in the league in points allowed per game with 109.1. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (19th in basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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