Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 11/3/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-1)
The Oklahoma City Thunder (3-2) will take on the Golden State Warriors (4-1) at Paycom Center on Friday. Oklahoma City opens as 1-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 221.5.
The Warriors played the Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 102-101 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Warriors ended up finishing with 17 while the Kings racked up 17 fouls. They also knocked down 11 out of their 35 tries from 3-point land. Sacramento finished the game shooting 78.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 23 shots. Furthermore, Sacramento totaled 48 rebounds (14 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Sacramento dished out 24 assists and had 8 steals in the game. When talking about defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 40.9% from the floor on 36 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 32 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Warriors buried 13 of 15 tries for a rate of 86.7%. Golden State finished the game with a 48.1% field goal percentage (39 of 81) and converted 11 of 31 shots from 3-point land.
Kevon Looney is a guy who came through in this contest. He accounted for 6 points on 3 of 4 shooting. He was on the court for 23 mins played and pulled down 9 rebounds. Looney finished shooting 75.0% from the field and also dished out 6 dimes.
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Golden State steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 4-1 on the year. They are averaging 112.8 points per game (14th in basketball) while going 46.7% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 35.4% on three-point shots (68 of 192) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is pulling down 47.4 boards per game and is sitting with 138 dimes this year, which ranks 5th in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 15.4 times per game and as a team are committing 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 116 relinquished on the year. The Warriors are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.5% (191 of 460) and they concede 46.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They concede 29.4% on three-point shots while they are 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (104.0).
The last time they took the court, the Thunder took a loss by a final score of 110-106 when they faced the Pelicans. In reference to rebounding, Oklahoma City permitted New Orleans to pull down 58 in all (22 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 31.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 13 of 42 and finished the contest at 17 out of 29 at the free throw line (58.6%). The Thunder allowed the Pelicans to convert 40 of their 102 attempts from the field which had them at 39.2% for this game. When all was said and done, the Thunder ended up shooting 38 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma City knocked down 7 of their 34 attempts (20.6%). They were able to convert 23 of those for a percentage of 92.0%. The Pelicans were called for 20 fouls for the game which took the Thunder to the free throw line for 25 shots. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Thunder were able to collect 43 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for the matchup.
Chet Holmgren was important for the Thunder for the contest. He knocked down 8 out of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and totaled 11 rebounds. Holmgren had 19 points in his 37 mins on the court and accounted for 3 dimes for this game.
Oklahoma City has a record of 3-2 on the campaign. The Thunder commit 18.6 fouls per game while shooting 84.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.6 times per game (21st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest. Oklahoma City has tallied 557 pts on the campaign (111.4 per contest) and they pull down 42.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Thunder are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which ranks 9th in the NBA.
The Oklahoma City defense allows 34.2% on 3-pointers (63 of 184) and their opposition knocks down 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 26.8 dimes and 47.4 boards every game, which ranks them 24th and 23rd in the NBA. The Thunder on the defensive end are ranked 16th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.8. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (-1)
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