Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/26/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
The Washington Wizards (11-7) are hitting the road to Paycom Center on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-12).
The Wizards faced off with the Pelicans and took a loss by a score of 127-102 in their last game. Washington wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (36 out of 84) and made 7 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Wizards made 23 of 36 attempts for a percentage of 63.9%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned 45 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 dimes for the contest while creating 2 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about defense, Washington allowed 45.8% from the floor on 44 of 96 shooting. New Orleans earned 52 dimes and had 33 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, New Orleans snagged 40 boards (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 3 blocks. New Orleans finished the contest at 84.4% at the free throw line by converting 27 of 32 shots. They knocked down 12 of 29 attempts from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the Wizards finished with 23 while the Pelicans recorded 10 personal fouls.
Bradley Beal is a player who was a major factor for the matchup. He ended up with 23 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He played for 28 minutes and grabbed 5 rebounds. Beal finished the game shooting 55.0% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist.
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Washington heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 11-7 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.5 personal fouls per game. As a team, Washington is snagging 47.0 boards per game and has racked up 420 dimes on the season, which ranks 20th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are connecting on 32.1% on shots from beyond the arc (189 of 589) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 105.6 points per outing (22nd in basketball) while going 45.3% from the field.
On defense, the Wizards are able to force 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They are 5th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 403 surrendered on the campaign. The Wizards defense is allowing a FG percentage of 43.4% (702 of 1,617) and they surrender 45.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 32.5% on three-point shots and they rank 10th in the NBA in points per game allowed (105.0).
For their last game, the Thunder took a defeat with a final score of 110-104 when they played the Jazz. The Thunder were able to corral 39 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Jazz committed 9 fouls for this contest which took the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of them for a percentage of 68.2%. In relation to shooting from distance, Oklahoma City converted 15 of their 36 tries (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Thunder went 37 for 82 from the floor which had them shooting 45.1%. The Thunder allowed the Jazz to make 39 out of their 86 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.3% in the matchup. They went 31.9% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 15 out of 47 and finished the contest at 17 out of 20 at the charity stripe (85.0%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Oklahoma City permitted Utah to get 36 overall (7 offensive).
Luguentz Dort ended up having an impact for the Thunder in the matchup. He converted 8 of 19 in this contest for a field goal rate of 42.1%, and earned 3 rebounds. Dort had 27 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes in this matchup.
Oklahoma City has a record of 6-12 this season. The Thunder are committing 17.2 fouls every game while shooting 73.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 20.3 times per game (30th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.4 times per game. Oklahoma City has accounted for 1,782 pts so far this season (99.0 per contest) and they pull in 48.2 boards per contest. As an offense, the Thunder are hitting on 41.0% from the floor, which is 29th in the NBA.
The Oklahoma City defense allows 35.5% from downtown (256 of 722) and opponents are converting on 80.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 24.2 dimes and 48.0 boards every game, ranking them 22nd and 28th in basketball. The Thunder on the defensive end are ranked 16th in basketball in PPG allowed with 106.2. They are forcing 13.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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