Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 11/3/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder will go up against the Denver Nuggets at Paycom Center on Thursday.
The Nuggets stepped onto the hardwood against the Lakers and took a loss by a score of 121-110 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Nuggets finished with 15 while the Lakers finished the game with 17 personal fouls. They knocked down 13 of their 30 tries from beyond the arc. Los Angeles ended up going 80.0% from the free throw line by making 16 of 20 attempts. Moreover, Los Angeles snagged 51 rebounds (13 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 8 blocked shots. Los Angeles recorded 24 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In regard to defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 47.9% from the field on 46 out of 96 shooting. They also distributed 24 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets converted 13 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. Denver ended with a 42.7% field goal percentage (41 out of 96) and converted 15 of their 40 shots from beyond the arc.
Nikola Jokic is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He racked up 23 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and also collected 14 rebounds. Jokic went 50.0% from the field and also totaled 6 dimes.
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Denver heads into this one with a win-loss record of 4-3 for the season. They turn it over 14.1 times per game and as a group are committing 20.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Denver is snagging 45.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 188 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Nuggets are shooting 39.4% on shots from downtown (93 of 236) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.1 points per contest (16th in the league) while shooting 47.7% from the field.
On defense, the Nuggets have forced 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 21.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.6% on shots from downtown and they are 24th in the league in points per game allowed (117.0). The Nuggets are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.7% (298 of 625) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 19th in the NBA in allowing assists with 186 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Thunder got the victory with a final of 116-108 against the Magic. The Thunder pulled down 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the contest. They coughed it up 15 times, while getting 13 steals for the game. The Magic were called for 14 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Oklahoma City made 10 of their 34 tries (29.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Thunder finished 45 for 95 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.4%. The Thunder allowed the Magic to knock down 39 out of 87 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 44.8% in the game. They went 34.5% from three-point range by shooting 10 of 29 and ended up going 20 of 20 at the charity stripe (100.0%). In reference to how they rebounded, Oklahoma City permitted Orlando to pull down 49 in total (12 offensive).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pitched in for the Thunder in the matchup. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and earned 6 assists for the matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 18 in this matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and earned 4 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 4-3 for the year. The Thunder commit 21.1 fouls per game and they shoot 78.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.9 times per contest (16th in the league) and they cough up possession 12.6 times per game. Oklahoma City has accumulated 790 pts this season (112.9 per contest) and they pull in 46.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Thunder are connecting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks them 27th in the league.
The Thunder are ranked 11th in the league in points given up per game with 110.9. They have forced 18.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (12th in the NBA). The Oklahoma City defense gives up 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (77 of 238) and their opposition knocks down 75.6% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.0 dimes and 49.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 9th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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