The Oklahoma City Thunder (7-4) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (6-6) on Thursday, November 16th. 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 Spurs. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Thunder vs Warriors
The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win
The Thunder picked up a win over the Spurs in their latest game, finishing with a score of 123-87. As the second half got underway, the Thunder were leading by a score of 58-48.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Warriors, the Thunder are looking to build on their above .500 record of 7-4. At the moment, the team holds 5th place in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Northwest division.
The Thunder are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 8-3. As the favorite this season, Oklahoma City is 3-2 vs. the spread while going 5-1 as the underdog.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Warriors fell to the Timberwolves by a score of 104-101. Heading into the second half, the Warriors were leading 59-54.
In their upcoming game against the Thunder, the Warriors can move above .500 with a win, as they are currently 6-6. On the road, the Warriors have gone 5-2 so far this season compared to their 1-4 mark at home.
So far, Golden State’s ATS record is below .500 at 5-6. The Warriors have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 3-1 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Oklahoma City is averaging 116.5 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league. In terms of pace, the Thunder are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 101 possessions per game. Not only is the team playing at an up-tempo pace, but they have been able to pair this style with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA at 49%.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
Golden State has recorded an average of 112.9 points per game (16th) throughout 12 games games. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Warriors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.8 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 26th in the league in field goal percentage 26th%.
Thunder Team Defense
At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 10th, allowing 111.6 points per game.
Most recently, the Thunder’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 87 points to the Spurs.
Warriors Team Defense
Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 8th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.8 points per game.
So far this season, the Warriors’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 5th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.8 times per game vs. Golden State.
Key Players For The Thunder And Warriors
In today’s game, our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the Thunder with 17 points on 6/13 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 29.3 points per game, along with 6.9 rebounds.
On the other side, Jonathan Kuminga is our projected leading scorer for the Warriors. We have him ending the game with a team-high 14 and grabbing 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 39.6%, and his scoring average is 11.5 points per game.
Thunder vs Warriors Trends
- The Thunder are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Golden State has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Golden State has an ATS mark of 1-1-1 while going 0-3 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Thunder have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Thunder vs. Warriors matchup, our bet is to grab the Warriors at +3. Even though our projections have the Thunder winning 109-108, we see the Warriors as the play on the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 227.5 and our model has the Thunder and Warriors finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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