Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 3/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-1)
The Brooklyn Nets are headed to Paycom Center on Tuesday where they will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Brooklyn opens as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 232.
The Nets faced off with the Nuggets and walked away with a win by a score of 122-120 in their last contest. Brooklyn walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (42 out of 84) and made 17 of their 44 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nets converted 21 of 24 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 28 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 32 assists for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and having 11 steals. With respect to defending, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the field on 45 of 90 shooting. Denver doled out 27 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. Additionally, Denver grabbed 49 rebounds (15 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Denver ended up shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 24 tries. They also converted 12 out of their 31 shots from three-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Nets walked away with 21 and the Nuggets finished the game with 19 fouls.
Mikal Bridges is one guy who was a major factor for this contest. Bridges finished the contest at 43.8% from the field and earned 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. He ended up scoring 25 points on 7 of 16 shooting.
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Brooklyn steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 39-29 on the campaign. They average 113.9 points per outing (18th in the league) while going 49.3% from the field. The Nets are shooting 38.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (871 of 2,262) and 80.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Brooklyn is collecting 40.2 boards per game and has 1,729 assists on the year, which ranks 13th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Nets have forced 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are ranked 4th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,578 conceded this year. The Nets defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (2,783 of 6,022) and they concede 45.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (113.0).
In their last game, the Thunder got the victory with a final of 102-90 when they faced the Spurs. The Thunder were able to corral 43 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 55 for the contest. They also turned it over 9 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Spurs were called for 18 fouls for the game which took the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to convert 20 of those for a clip of 87.0%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Oklahoma City converted 10 of 39 attempts (25.6%). In all, the Thunder finished 36 for 95 from the floor which had them shooting 37.9%. The Thunder allowed the Spurs to bury 33 out of their 88 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.5% in this game. They wrapped up this game 27.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 of 36 and finished the game at 14 out of 19 from the charity stripe (73.7%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Oklahoma City permitted San Antonio to pull down 50 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Williams ended up being a major contributor for the Thunder in this game. He made 7 of 18 for the game for a field goal percentage of 38.9%, and had 7 rebounds. Williams tallied 21 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 10 dimes in this game.
Oklahoma City has a win-loss mark of 33-35 on the year. The Thunder have committed 21.2 fouls every game and they shoot 80.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.8 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per game. Oklahoma City has scored 8,012 points on the campaign (117.8 per game) and they collect 43.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 20th in basketball.
The Thunder on the defensive side of the court are 20th in the league in PPG given up with 116.3. They are forcing 17.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (13th in basketball). The Oklahoma City defense concedes 35.9% from downtown (881 of 2,454) and their opposition makes 78.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.8 dimes and 46.6 rebounds per game, which is 19th and 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-1)
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