Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 1/30/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Monday, January 30, 2023
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-3)
The Golden State Warriors are traveling to Paycom Center on Monday where they will meet the Oklahoma City Thunder. Golden State opens this matchup as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 230.
The Warriors faced off with the Raptors and earned the victory with a final of 129-117 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Warriors ended up finishing with 18 while the Raptors recorded 17 personal fouls. They also made 12 of their 33 shots from beyond the arc. Toronto finished the game at 61.9% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 21 tries. Additionally, Toronto totaled 46 rebounds (14 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 1 block. Toronto dished out 24 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. In the matter of the defense, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 45.5% from the floor on 46 of 101 shooting. They also dished out 40 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 43 with 5 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Warriors converted 11 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. Golden State finished the contest with a 55.6% field goal percentage (50 of 90) and knocked down 18 of 43 3-point attempts.
Stephen Curry is a player who came through in this matchup. Curry finished 61.9% from the field and also earned 11 dimes. He played for 39 mins and snagged 7 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 35 points on 13 out of 21 shooting.
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Golden State enters this game with a win-loss record of 25-24 on the year. They currently have an average of 117.9 points per contest (2nd in the NBA) while hitting 47.3% from the field. The Warriors are hitting 37.9% on shots from beyond the arc (805 of 2,123) and 79.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Golden State is pulling down 44.1 boards per contest and has earned 1,445 assists on the season, which ranks 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 16.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 22.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Warriors are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They are 15th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,256 surrendered for the year. The Warriors are giving up a FG percentage of 46.9% (2,074 of 4,424) and they surrender 44.2 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 36.2% on shots from downtown and they are 26th in the league in points per game allowed (118.0).
The last time they took the court, the Thunder walked away with a victory by a final of 112-100 when they played the Cavaliers. The Thunder recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this contest. They also turned it over 14 times, while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers committed 21 fouls for the matchup which got the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 22 of the free throws for a rate of 88.0%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Oklahoma City made 10 of their 18 tries (55.6%). Overall, the Thunder went 40 for 76 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.6%. The Thunder allowed the Cavaliers to make 39 out of 88 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% for this game. They finished 27.6% from three-point range by hitting 8 out of 29 and finished the contest at 14 of 18 from the charity stripe (77.8%). In reference to how they rebounded, Oklahoma City allowed Cleveland to pull down 37 in total (11 offensive).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was important for the Thunder in the matchup. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 35 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and had 8 dimes for this game. He converted 12 of 21 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 24-25 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Thunder are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is 20th in basketball. Oklahoma City has totaled 5,723 pts on the season (116.8 per game) and they average 44.1 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.5 times per contest (18th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.7 times per game. The Thunder commit 21.8 fouls per contest and they go 79.4% from the free throw line.
The Thunder on the defensive end are ranked 20th in the league in points given up per game with 115.6. They are able to force 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the field (6th in basketball). The Oklahoma City defense allows 35.3% on three-point shots (611 of 1,730) and their opposition makes 78.3% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.0 assists and 47.1 rebounds per game, which is ranked 12th and 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+3)
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