Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 11/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
The Denver Nuggets are headed to Paycom Center on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Nuggets stepped onto the hardwood against the Mavericks and walked away with a win by a score of 98-97 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Nuggets finished with 20 and the Mavericks totaled 18 fouls. They converted 15 out of their 42 shots from long range. Dallas finished the game shooting 57.1% when shooting free throws by making 12 of 21 attempts. Furthermore, Dallas snagged 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Dallas earned 24 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. In reference to defending, Denver allowed the other team to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 35 of 78 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists in this game as well as forcing 12 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 44 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets buried 15 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 78.9%. Denver finished with a 47.4% FG percentage (37 of 78) and converted 9 out of their 27 3-pointers.
Bruce Brown is a player who came through for the game. Brown finished the game shooting 38.5% from the field and also dished out 8 dimes. He was on the court for 36 minutes and also grabbed 4 boards. He ended up with 12 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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Denver heads into this game with a win-loss record of 10-6 on the season. They are averaging 113.9 pts per game (13th in the NBA) while going 49.3% from the field. The Nuggets are hitting 40.9% on shots from beyond the arc (204 of 499) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Denver is collecting 43.6 boards per game and has totaled 440 dimes for the campaign, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.8 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Nuggets are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. They are 16th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 423 conceded for the campaign. The Nuggets defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 48.9% (678 of 1,386) and they concede 41.1 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 35.1% on shots from distance while they are 16th in the league in opponents points per game (113.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Thunder went home defeated by a final of 129-119 when they faced the Knicks. The Thunder were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 38 for the contest. They gave up possession 14 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Knicks earned 28 fouls in this matchup which got the Thunder to the charity stripe for 32 shots. They were able to make 25 of the free throws for a clip of 78.1%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Oklahoma City made 8 out of their 24 attempts (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Thunder walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.9%. The Thunder allowed the Knicks to make 51 out of 97 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 52.6% for the game. They finished 32.4% from three-point range by shooting 11 of 34 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing rebounding, Oklahoma City permitted New York to pull down 48 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Luguentz Dort ended up being a major contributor for the Thunder in this game. Dort earned 24 points in his 32 minutes on the court and accumulated 3 assists in the game. He knocked down 9 out of 14 in the game for a field goal rate of 64.3%, and had 8 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a win-loss record of 7-10 so far this year. The Thunder are responsible for committing 22.4 fouls per game and they hit 76.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.2 times per game (13th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.8 times per game. Oklahoma City has earned 1,978 pts so far this year (116.4 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which is ranked 14th in basketball.
The Oklahoma City defense surrenders 35.8% on three-point shots (211 of 590) and opponents are connecting on 78.6% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 24.2 assists and 48.5 boards per contest, which has them ranked 12th and 30th in the league. The Thunder on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 117.5. They are forcing 16.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (18th in basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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