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Nets vs Thunder NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City Thunder
- Where: Oklahoma City at Paycom Center
- Date: Tuesday, March 14th
- Betting Odds OKC -1.5, BKN +104 | OKC -125 O/U 230.5
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 39-29. So far, the team has gone 37-30-1 against the spread. The Nets entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 1.5 points.
Brooklyn is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Nuggets. With the 122-120 victory, they also covered the spread as 9 point underdogs. Brooklyn actually trailed the Nuggets by 8 before putting themselves on top with a strong 3rd quarter performance. Going into the final period, the team led by 11. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 43.8% of his shots.
The Thunder come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 33-35. So far, the team has gone 41-26-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Oklahoma City will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 13.0 points.
The Thunder will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 102-90. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Oklahoma City entered the second half with a 5a point lead, and were able to slightly extend that margin and prevent a second half comeback by the Spurs. Leading the team in scoring was Jalen Williams, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 38.9% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Thunder picked up the win 112-102 win over the Nets. Heading into the game, Oklahoma City was the 4.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 114.5 points per game vs the Thunder. On the other side, Oklahoma City saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Nets, as they averaged 113.0 points per game in these matchups. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Nets and Thunder with just 0 points per game separating the teams. Oklahoma City has the ATS edge in this span at 3-2. In these contests, they averaged a combined 236 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 68 games, the Nets are averaging 113.9 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. If the Nets offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98.2 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).
On offense, Mikal Bridges leads the Nets in scoring at 18.8 points per game, placing him 63rd in the NBA. Overall, Bridges has hit 47.4% of his shots while accounting for 16.9% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 1st in points allowed to small-forwards. At 17.8 points per game, Spencer Dinwiddie is the 2nd leading scorer for the Nets. For the season, he is 132nd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 44.7%.
Through 68 games, Oklahoma City is the 3rd best scoring team at 117.8 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Thunder will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.3 made 3’s per game. Oklahoma City appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are the a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Currently, the Thunder defense is ranked 15th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 111.83 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Thunder offense has primarily worked through Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 57 games, Gilgeous-Alexander is 5th in the NBA at 31.2 points per game. So far, him and Giddey have accounted for 37% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.4 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Josh Giddey is grabbing 7.8 rebounds for Oklahoma City to go along with 6.2 assists.
Nets vs Thunder Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets +1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 230.5