The Oklahoma City Thunder (8-4) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (6-7) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Chase Center in Chase Center and televised on NBCS. The Thunder are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Warriors. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Thunder vs Warriors
The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win
The Thunder’s most recent game versus the Warriors saw Shai Gilgeous-Alexander lead the Thunder with 24 points while shooting 6/21 from the field. As the Thunder secured the victory with a final score of 128-109, Isaiah Joe also chipped in with 23 points.
Facing the Warriors today, the Thunder look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 8-4. On the road this season, the Thunder have posted a 4-1 record, whereas they have a 4-3 record at home.
The Thunder are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 9-3. The Thunder maintain an ATS record of 4-1 on the road, while they have a 5-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Warriors fell to the Thunder by a score of 128-109. The Warriors managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 67-60.
Getting ready to face the Thunder, the Warriors hold an overall record of 6-7 and need a win to break their five game losing streak. In road games, the Warriors have a 5-2 record this season, in contrast to their 1-5 record when playing at home.
Golden State comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-7 so far this season. This season, Golden State has a 2-5 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-2 as underdogs.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Thunder are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 117.5 points per game (7th). In terms of pace, the Thunder are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.8 possessions per game. Oklahoma City has been effective on offense due to the fact that they not only play an up-tempo style, but they have one of the best effective field goal percentages in the league at 56%.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Warriors come into today’s game as the 15th ranked scoring offense at 112.6 points per game. One area that the Golden State offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 18.1 made free-throws per contest. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Golden State has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 14.8 turnovers per game.
Thunder Team Defense
The Thunder’s defense is presently ranked 12th in the league, allowing an average of 111.4 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Thunder are forcing 13.9 per game, which is 14th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.
Warriors Team Defense
So far, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 112.1 points per contest.
Golden State’s defense is currently forcing 14.8 turnovers per game, which is 22nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 28th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.6 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Thunder And Warriors
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the primary point contributor for the Thunder, finishing with 18 points while maintaining a 7/13 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 28.8 points per game, in addition to 6.5 rebounds.
As for Golden State, Stephen Curry is projected to be the primary scorer for the Warriors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 48.8%, and he is contributing 30.7 points per game on average.
Thunder vs Warriors Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- The Warriors are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Warriors have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-1-1.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Thunder have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
For a point-spread bet in this Thunder vs. Warriors matchup, we’re leaning towards the Warriors at +3. Although our projections show the Thunder winning 109-108, we suggest placing your bet on the Warriors for the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 230.5, and our model predicts the Thunder and Warriors to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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