San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 11/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+8)
The San Antonio Spurs (3-7) are headed to Paycom Center on Tuesday where they will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-4). Oklahoma City opens as 8-point favorites. The total comes in at 224.
The Spurs took the court against the Heat and ended up losing by a score of 118-113 in their last contest. San Antonio wrapped up the game having earned a 46.2% FG percentage (42 out of 91) and knocked down 19 of 44 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spurs converted 10 of 12 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In terms of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 50 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 35 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 4 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In terms of defense, San Antonio allowed 43.8% from the field on 39 out of 89 shooting. Miami doled out 26 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Miami collected 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Miami finished the game at 93.3% when shooting free throws by making 28 of 30 shots. They converted 12 of 31 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Spurs ended up finishing with 21 while the Heat racked up 12 fouls.
Keldon Johnson is a player who played a role for this contest. Johnson ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor and earned 6 assists. He was on the court for 37 mins played and collected 12 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 8 of 18 shooting.
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San Antonio will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-7 on the campaign. They turn the ball over 15.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.1 fouls every game. As a unit, San Antonio is pulling in 41.9 rebounds per contest and has earned 299 assists on the season, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing. The Spurs are hitting 35.3% on three-point attempts (125 of 354) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 113.0 pts per game (15th in the NBA) while shooting 47.3% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spurs are able to force 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.9 fouls. They currently rank 29th in basketball in giving up assists with 276 surrendered this season. The Spurs defense is giving up a FG percentage of 49.7% (458 of 921) and they surrender 45.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 40.5% on shots from distance and they are 30th in the NBA in points per game allowed (124.2).
The last time they took the court, the Thunder walked away with a victory by a final of 111-99 against the Suns. When discussing rebounding, Oklahoma City permitted Phoenix to grab 51 in all (16 on the offensive glass). They finished 31.0% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 29 and finished the game at 26 of 31 at the free throw line (83.9%). The Thunder permitted the Suns to convert 32 out of 83 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Thunder walked away from this one shooting 40 for 82 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Oklahoma City made 10 of their 27 tries (37.0%). They were able to knock down 21 of them for a percentage of 84.0%. The Suns committed 19 fouls in this game which took the Thunder to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Thunder recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the matchup.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ended up having an impact for the Thunder for the contest. He made 13 of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 59.1%, and had 7 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander had 35 points in his 37 mins of playing time and added 4 assists for the matchup.
Oklahoma City has a record of 6-4 for the campaign. The Thunder are responsible for committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they hit 85.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 23.9 times per game (25th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. Oklahoma City has accounted for 1,159 pts so far this season (115.9 per game) and they collect 40.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Thunder are shooting 49.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in the league.
The Thunder on the defensive side of the court are 19th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.1. They are able to force 15.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (3rd in the league). The Oklahoma City defense gives up 34.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (126 of 371) and their opponents are converting on 77.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 27.1 dimes and 47.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 23rd and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio (+8)
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