Oklahoma City Thunder (7-4) vs. Golden State Warriors (6-6)
As NBA expert picks roll in for their anticipated clash between Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors on November 16, 2023 is shaping up to be an exhilarating contest. Set for Thursday at the Chase Center, this matchup pits Oklahoma City, with their winning record at 7-4 against six-6 Warriors who look poised for dominance within their respective league. Both squads come into this Chase Center match-up ready to demonstrate who truly dominates in 2023! It promises high stakes action at its fullest extent!
Oklahoma City Thunder has had an incredible start to this season, putting up 116.5 points per game on average and boasting an excellent shooting accuracy rate with 49.2% field goal percentage and 37.6% from beyond the arc; their ability to hit 11.9 average 3-point field goals per game has also contributed greatly to their success. Defensively they remain impressive with averages of 8.5 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while only 14.1 turnovers occur per contest;
Golden State Warriors bring their own distinct set of strengths to the court. Averaging 112.9 points per game, their offense is extremely potent with 90.9 average field goal attempts per game and an impressive average 3-point shooting performance (13.6 3-point field goals per game; overall field goal percentage stands at 44.5%); in addition, these teams excel at rebounding by averaging 47 rebounds per game while their assist count of 27.1 showcases their collaborative play style.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors Game Info
|When:||Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 10:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG) vs. Stephen Curry (PG)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Oklahoma City Thunder has been an exceptional contributor this season, scoring 29.3 points an average over 10 games while also contributing 6.9 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 2.6 steals per game and making him an invaluable member of their court success. His ability to control pace while providing key defensive prowess will come into play against Golden State in particular.
Stephen Curry of the Warriors remains an impressive force, averaging 30.7 points per game on average and consistently showing three point shooting ability beyond the three point arc. Although his 3.9 assists per game are substantial, his higher turnover rate (3.7) may pose problems to opponents; experience and being able to perform under high-pressure circumstances will play an essential part of winning this matchup.
Gilgeous-Alexander and Curry engage in an epic contest of offensive mastery when they clash on the court, pitting defensive skills from Gilgeous-Alexander against Curry’s legendary shooting abilities; their individual performances could ultimately determine the outcomes and direction of both games.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -128, Total Odds: 225.5
Current betting odds favor Oklahoma City Thunder, reflecting their strong start and consistent play throughout this season. Total odds set at 225.5 indicate an anticipated high-scoring affair that both teams can deliver.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Thunder have shown remarkable resilience over their last six games, going 5-1 against the spread (ATS) and 4-1 straight up (SU), but their track record against Golden State at Chase Center has been less impressive; going winless against them at that venue and posting an 0-6 ATS record against them as road opponents could play a vital role in shaping betting strategies going forward.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Warriors have experienced some inconsistency recently, posting 1-5 SU and 6-1-1-1 ATS over their last six home games against Oklahoma City Thunder. But bettors should take notice: their performance against them at home has been spectacular; 6-0 against them against Oklahoma City was remarkable indeed! Their ability to overcome recent difficulties will be key point of interest here for analysis purposes.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 11/16/23 Betting Picks
The Thunder appear to have an edge in this matchup given their impressive start to the season, but don’t overlook Golden State’s historical dominance against Oklahoma City in their home court. This game offers bettors an exciting mix of styles and trends, making for an intriguing betting proposition.
Based on overall form and head-to-head history, it seems likely that the Warriors, despite recent struggles, could be the superior pick based on playing at home and having an advantage with regards to scoring averages. An over/under bet seems appealing given both teams’ offensive capabilities; although oddsmakers seem inclined towards picking an under wager given both teams’ offensive power.
Expect a tight match-up with Golden State narrowly outlasting the Thunder, reflecting top sportsbooks trends and Golden State’s historical dominance over Oklahoma City at home.