Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 2/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
The Golden State Warriors (40-13) are en route to Paycom Center on Monday where they will try to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-35).
The Warriors took the court against the Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 126-114 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Warriors finished with 19 and the Kings recorded 15 fouls. They also made 11 of 31 tries from 3-point range. Sacramento walked away from this one shooting 82.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of their 23 shots. Moreover, Sacramento snagged 20 rebounds (5 offensive, 15 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Sacramento distributed 25 assists and had 29 steals in this contest. In reference to the defense, Golden State allowed 52.5% from the floor on 42 of 80 shooting. They also doled out 27 dimes for this game as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 11 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Warriors knocked down 12 of 16 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Golden State ended with a 56.0% field goal percentage (47 out of 84) and made 20 of 42 3-point shots.
Klay Thompson is one player who was a contributor in this game. Thompson finished 72.7% from the floor and recorded 7 assists. He played 24 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 23 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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Golden State enters this game with a record of 40-13 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Golden State is snagging 46.5 rebounds per game and has earned 1,458 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Warriors are shooting 36.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (772 of 2,123) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They average 110.9 points per game (12th in the league) while hitting 46.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Warriors are able to force 15.2 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.0% on shots from distance while they are 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed (102.7). The Warriors defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.9% (1,964 of 4,578) and they relinquish 42.2 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,178 relinquished so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Thunder went home defeated by a final of 113-103 against the Kings. Concerning rebounding, Oklahoma City permitted Sacramento to get 40 in all (7 on the offensive side). They finished 37.5% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 32 and finished the game at 15 of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). The Thunder permitted the Kings to convert 43 of 83 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.8% for the game. Overall, the Thunder finished shooting 42 for 87 from the field which had them sitting at 48.3%. In regard to 3-pointers, Oklahoma City knocked down 9 out of 30 tries (30.0%). They were able to bury 10 of those for a clip of 62.5%. The Kings had 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Thunder were able to pull down 34 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the matchup.
Josh Giddey ended up having an impact for the Thunder in the game. He buried 10 of 19 for this contest giving him a rate of 52.6%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. Giddey scored 24 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and had 8 assists in this matchup.
Oklahoma City has a win-loss record of 17-35 so far this year. The Thunder are committing 18.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.1 times per game (30th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. Oklahoma City has scored 5,253 pts on the season (101.0 per contest) and they collect 45.9 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are shooting 41.8% from the field, which ranks 30th in the league.
The Oklahoma City defense gives up 34.3% on three-point shots (687 of 2,001) and opponents are connecting on 74.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 25.2 dimes and 48.7 boards per game, which ranks them 22nd and 30th in the NBA. The Thunder defensively are ranked 11th in the NBA in PPG given up with 107.4. They have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (10th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State
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