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Odds/Point Spread: Denver (+7)
The Nuggets played the Spurs in their last game and won by a final score of 102-96. Denver finished the game with a 51.2 percent mark from the field (44 of 86) and scored 9 of their 30 3-point attempts. The Nuggets converted five of their eight attempts for a success rate of 62.5 percent from the charity stripe. They gathered a total of 41 rebounds, with 8 of them being offensive. They’ve also given out 26 dimes in the competition, as well as forcing two turnovers and stealing 10 balls.
When it comes to defending, the Nuggets allowed their opponents to shoot 47.6% from the field and 40 of 84 shots. For this game, the Spurs had 39 assists and 24 steals. Furthermore, the Spurs grabbed 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots in that game. San Antonio shot 71.4 percent from the charity stripe, hitting 10 of 14 free throws in the game. They converted just six of their 24 long-distance tries.
Nikola Jokic was a major factor in this contest. On 14 of 19 shooting, he had 32 points. He was on the court for 34 minutes and grabbed 16 rebounds. Nikola Jokic finished the game with a field-goal percentage of 73.7 percent and seven assists. With a record of 2-0 for the season, Denver enters the matchup. The Nuggets are shooting 37.7 percent from three-point range (26 of 69) and 58.8 percent at the free throw line this season. They score an average of 106.0 points per game (22nd in the NBA) and shoot 52.1 percent from the field. The Nuggets are committing 20.5 fouls every game, and they turn it over 20 times per contest.
Denver is excelling in one key area of the game: rebounding. As a team, the Nuggets are collecting 43.5 rebounds per game and have 51 assists on the season, putting them in 21st place in terms of ball distribution. On defense, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents to commit 19 turnovers per game and drawing 17.5 fouls. The Nuggets’ defense allows opponents to shoot 44.4 percent from the field (38 of 35) and grab 42.0 rebounds per game on average. They are ranked 7th in the league in allowing assists to the opponent with 47 given up this season. They are giving up 32.8% of their shots from downtown and they are ranked 6th in the National Basketball Association in terms of points allowed per game (97.0).
The Jazz won the last time they played on hardwood, defeating the Kings by a score of 110-101 when they met in Sacramento. Utah Jazz accumulated 38 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds, totaling 51 points in this game. They also handed it over 17 times, recording 14 thefts in the game. In the game, the Kings were whistled for 15 personal fouls, resulting in a Utah free throw attempt count of 23. They converted 20 of the free throw attempts for an 87% success rate.
Utah shot just 16 of 42 3-point attempts (38.1 percent), a number that could be even better. Overall, the Jazz shot 37 for 90 from the field, which translated to a 41.1% success rate. The Jazz permitted the Kings to hit 39 of 99 field shots (39.4 percent) in their matchup. They shot 8 of 36 from distance and finished the game 15 out of 21 at the free throw line (71.4 percent). In terms of rebounds, the Jazz surrendered 36 to the Kings (16 on the offensive glass).
For this game, Rudy Gobert was tasked with attacking the rim. He made four of seven shots, giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and he had 20 rebounds in this matchup. Gobert totaled 17 points in 32 minutes of action and 2 assists in the game. Utah has a perfect 2-0 record thus far in the 2021 NBA season. The Jazz are shooting 42.5 percent from the field, which puts them 23rd in the NBA when it comes to offensive execution. Utah has scored 217 points this season (108.5 per game), and they grabbed 52 rebounds a game. They have an assist ratio of 17.0 (29th in the NBA) and they commit 14.5 turnovers each game.
The Jazz commit 18 personal fouls per game and make 86.8 percent of their charity opportunities. Utah Jazz are the NBA’s top defensive team, allowing just 93.5 points per game. They allow opponents to shoot 38.4 percent from the field and force them into 15.0 turnovers per game (2nd in the NBA). The Utah defense gives up 21.1 percent from behind the arc (15 of 71) and opponents shoot 66.7 percent from the free-throw line. On average, Utah Jazz concede 19.5 assists and 51 rebounds per game, ranking them 4th and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win the Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz NBA game?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Denver (+7)
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+1.5)
The Lakers battled the Grizzlies and won with a final score of 121-118 in their most recent game. Los Angeles ended the game with a 53.6 percent shooting percentage (45 of 84) and 16 out of their 30 three-point attempts. The Lakers shot 15 of 22 free throws for a success rate of 68.2 percent. With regards to collecting rebounds, they accumulated a total of 36, with nine of them being offensive. In addition to that, they got 29 dimes while forcing their opponent into four turnovers and collecting ten steals.
The Lakers allowed 45.0 percent from the field on 45 out of 100 shots in terms of defense, according to statistics. In the game, Memphis recorded 49 steals while collecting 25 assists. Furthermore, the Grizzlies grabbed 31 rebounds (18 offensive, 13 defensive) and 12 blocks in the loss. Memphis shot 83.3 percent from the charity stripe, sinking 15 of their 18 free throws. They also knocked down 13 of their 35 three-point attempts.
Carmelo Anthony was fantastic in this contest. He scored 28 points on 10 out of 15 shooting, which is quite good. He was on the floor for 28 minutes, grabbed three rebounds. Anthony finished the game at 66.7 percent from the field and had one assist. The Los Angeles Lakers enter the game with a 1-2 record this season. They are averaging 17 turnovers per game and committing 21.7 fouls each contest as a team. Los Angeles is averaging 42.3 rebounds per game as a unit this season and has produced 75 assists, which puts them in 9th place in the 2021 NBA season in terms of passing the ball.
The Lakers’ shot percentage is 43.4 percent (46 of 106) from downtown and 65.7 percent from the charity stripe. They average 113.3 points per game (12th in NBA basketball) and 46.8 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game and collecting 20.0 personal fouls defensively. They’ve given up 86 assists this season, which puts them at 29th place in the country. The Lakers’ defense is giving up 45.9 percent shooting (46 of 60) and 48.7 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 34.9 percent of their shots from distance and rank 29th in the NBA in scoring by opponents (118.0).
The Spurs suffered a loss with a final score of 121-111 against the Bucks last time they took hardwood. In this game, the Spurs grabbed a total of 28 defensive and 10 offensive rebounds. They gave up the ball 12 times, but they also had 10 steals in this contest. The Bucks were called for 20 fouls, which allowed the Spurs to come to the charity stripe six times. They were able to score 5 of the free throws at a rate of 83.3 percent.
San Antonio made 10 of their 39 three-point attempts (25.6 percent). The Spurs finished this game with a 48 for 99 shooting performance, which translated to a 48.5% success rate. San Antonio let the Bucks shoot 44 of 83 shots from the field, resulting in a 53 percent success rate. They shot 42.9 percent from behind the 3-point line (15 of 35) and finished the game at 18 out of 22 (81.8%). In terms of rebounds, Milwaukee collected 37 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
For this game, the Spurs needed Doug McDermott. He knocked down 9 of 13 shots for a field goal percentage of 69.2 percent and 4 rebounds in the loss to the Bucks. He finished the game with 25 points, 2 assists while being 32 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs are 1-2 on the season. The Spurs are averaging 19.0 fouls per game, shooting 71.1 percent from the free-throw line. They assist teammates 28.3 times per game and turn the ball over 13.7 times per game, which is good for third in the NBA basketball league. The team have 330 points on the campaign (110.0 per game) and grab 40.0 rebounds each night.
The Spurs rank 3rd in the NBA in field goal percentage, shooting 48.8% from the floor. San Antonio’s defense are 11th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 106.7. They allow 35.1 percent of its long-range shots (33 out of 94), while opponents are shooting 77.4 percent from the charity stripe. They’ve given up 21.3 assists and 43.0 rebounds per game, which is good for 9th and 5th in the basketball league, respectively. San Antonio Spurs are forcing 19.7 turnovers each game and allowing teams to shoot 48.2 percent from the floor (26th in the NBA).
Who will win the L.A. Lakers at San Antonio Spurs NBA game?
Oddsfanatic’s Parlay Pick: Take San Antonio (-1.5) and over 222 points
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-9.5)
In their last game, the Golden State Warriors faced the Sacramento Kings and won by a final score of 119-107. The organization from San Francisco ended the match with a 44.3 percent shooting percentage (43 of 97) and scoring 13 of 37 three-point attempts. The Warriors made 20 of 24 attempts from the charity stripe, a success rate of 83.3 percent. In terms of presence under the board 43 rebounds were secured, with 14 of them coming on offense.
In order to win the contest, they recorded 26 dimes and forced the other team into four turnovers while collecting 12 steals. The Warriors allowed their opponents to shoot 48.8 percent from the floor on 42 out of 86 attempts during this game, according to NBA stats. In their most recent game, the Kings dished out 47 assists and had 26 steals. Sacramento also gathered 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and 3 blocks in this encounter. The Kings shot a scorching 61.5% from the field, making 8 of 13 attempts. They also converted 15 of their 46 three-point attempts.
This competition was won by the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry assisted by playing a role, with 27 points on 9 of 23 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and had 7 rebounds. Curry shot 39.1 percent from the field and collected 10 assists. The Golden State Warriors will enter this match-up with a 3-0 record for the 2021 NBA season. They currently have a mark of 118.3 points per game, which is good enough for sixth in the NBA. The Warriors shoot 46.5 percent from the floor. The squad is shooting 39.3 percent (42 of 107) from three-point range, while its free throw rate is at 77.6 percent.
Golden State is averaging 48.7 rebounds a game and has produced 83 assists thus far this season, which places it 4th in the NBA. Per game, they give it away 15 times and commit 17 personal fouls as a unit. The Golden State Warriors are forcing 14.7 turnovers on defense every game, while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. They have a 34.4 percent shooting percentage from downtown, and they’re 15th in the league in opponents points per game (111.3). The team allows opponents to shoot 46.6 percent from the field (44 of 66), while they give up 43.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently have the 18th-best assist defense in basketball, giving up 71 assists on the year.
The Thunder lost their most recent game, which they played against the 76ers, by a score of 115-103. Oklahoma grabbed 36 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards, resulting in a total of 42 for the contest. They committed 11 turnovers, while snagging 9 steals in the game. The Thunder attempted 19 free throws for this game which took them to the charity stripe 16 times. They were successful in scoring 15 of the free throws for an overall rate of 78.9 percent. Oklahoma City made 8 out of 31 three-point attempts (25.8 percent).
Overall, the Thunder made 40 out of 84 shots (47.6 percent), which was not enough for a win against Philadelphia. The Thunder allowed 41 out of 88 field goals by the 76ers, resulting in a 46.6 percent success rate. They shot 17 of 41 from beyond the 3-point line, which translates to a 41.5 percent clip, and finished the game at 16 of 20 from the charity stripe (80%). Oklahoma City has a good rebounding team but in terms of team rebounds, Philadelphia was able to collect 35 total (12 from the offensive glass).
For this game, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played a significant role for the Thunder. He made 9 of 19 shots for a field goal percentage of 47.4 percent and 6 rebounds in the loss. In his 39 minutes on the hardwood, Galgeous-Alexander scored 29 points with 8 assists. The Thunder have a 0-3 record thus far this season. On the year, Oklahoma City has scored 280 points (93.3 per game) and averages 43.7 rebounds per game. They commit 17.7 fouls per game and have a 66.0 shooting percentage from the charity stripe. The Thunder are shooting 40.6 percent from the floor this season, which is 26th in the NBA.
They assist on approximately 21.7 occasions each game (24th in the league) and they have over 15.0 turnovers per game. The Thunder rank 19th in the NBA in points allowed per game, giving up 115.3 points a night. Oklahoma City allows 38.1 percent from downtown (48 of 126), and their opponents demolish 81.6 percent of their attempts from the line. They’ve given up 24.0 assists and 51.3 rebounds each game, placing them 18th and 26th in basketball, respectively. Per game the Oklahoma City Thunder have forced 13.0 turnovers and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (22nd in the league).
Who will win the Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA game?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Oklahoma City (+9.5)
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+11.5)
In their last game, the Rockets played the Celtics and lost by a score of 107-97. Houston finished the game with a 42.7 percent effective field goal percentage (32 of 75) and 14 of 32 three-point shots made. The Rockets converted 19 of their 24 attempts at the charity stripe for a conversion rate of 79.2 percent. When discussing getting the rebounds, they managed to earn 40 with 5 of them being offensive. The Rockets got 20 dimes for their effort, forced six turnovers and collected seven steals.
On defense, the Rockets let the other team shoot 44.2 percent from the field on 38 of 86 attempts. The Celtics had 43 assists and 22 steals. Boston also earned 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive), as well as 4 blocked shots, in this game. With 16 of their 20 attempts, the Celtics converted 80.0 percent from the free-throw line. They made 15 of their 47 three-point attempts.
Jalen Green was a key player in this game. On 11 of 18 shooting opportunities, he scored 30 points. He spent 36 minutes on the court, grabbing 4 rebounds. Green shot 61.1 percent from the field and dished out 3 assists. The Rockets will face the Mavericks with a record of 1-2 this season. They score 109.0 points per game (17th in the league) and shoot 46.5 percent from the field. As an organization, Houston are converting on 40.8 percent of their downtown shots (42 of 103), as well as 75.0 percent of their free throws.
As a team, the Rockets are averaging 45.0 rebounds per game and 70 assists this season, which has them ranked 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They had 20.3 turnovers each game, and as a team they committed 21 fouls every contest. The Rockets are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers per game and drawing 21.7 personal fouls on defense. They allow 70 assists per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. The Rockets give up a 43.2 percent shooting percentage defensively (49 of 65), as well as 42.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are allowing 35.2 percent of their shots from downtown, putting them 12th in the NBA in PPG against opposing teams (107.3).
The Mavericks came away with a 103-95 victory in their previous game, defeating Toronto Raptors. Dallas Mavericks grabbed 37 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this game. They turned it over 9 times and had 6 steals in the game. The Raptors accumulated 12 personal fouls for the contest, which resulted in 18 opportunities for Dallas. The Mavs were successful scoring 13 of the free-throw attempts, for a 72.2 percent success rate.
Dallas shot 14 out of 42 times from beyond the arc (33.3 percent). Overall, the Mavericks shot 38 of 91 from the field for a 41.8% success rate. The Mavericks let the Raptors shoot 34 of their 85 attempts from the floor, leaving them with a 40.0 percent accuracy rate for the game. They connected on 11 of 37 three-point attempts (29.7 percent) and went 16 of 23 from the free throw line (69.6 percent). Dallas permitted Toronto to collect 38 overall (11 offensive) in terms of how they cleaned up the glass.
For this game, the Mavericks needed Tim Hardaway. He made 9 of 16 field goals for a 56.3% success rate and 3 rebounds in the victory. Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points in 39 minutes of action. He also had two assists for his team in this game. The Mavericks are 1-1 on the season. The Mavs shoot 37.5% from the field, which places them 30th in NBA basketball. Dallas has scored 190 points thus far this season (95.0 per game), and they grab 50 rebounds per game. They assist their teammates 20.0 times per game (27th in the league), and they turn it over 12.0 times each game.
The Mavericks foul 21.5 times per game, and they make 80.6% of their free throws. On the defensive side of the court Houston Mavericks rank 9th in the NBA with a 104.0 PPG allowed average. They’re forcing 12.5 turnovers on average and allowing opponents to shoot 44.1 percent from the floor (11th in the NBA). Dallas allows 36.1% of the shots from downtown (26 of 72), and opponents are knocking down 75 percent of their free throws. They have given up 24.0 steals and 52.0 total rebounds per game this season, which is ranked 17th and 29th in the NBA.
Who will win the Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks NBA game?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Houston (+11.5)
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-1.5)
In their last game, the 76ers scored a win by a score of 115-103 over the Thunder. Philadelphia finished the season with a 46.6 percent field goal percentage (41 of 88) and 17 3-pointers made out of 41 tries. The 76ers made 16 of their 20 free throws for an 80 percent accuracy rate, good enough to rank second in the NBA. They grabbed 47 rebounds, 12 of which were on the offensive end.
They also gave out 25 assists for this competition, as well as making four turnovers and stealing four balls. Philadelphia gave up 47.6 percent shooting from the floor on 40 out of 84 attempts during defensive efforts. Oklahoma City had 42 assists and 24 steals in this contest. Furthermore, the Thunder collected 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and 9 rejections. The Thunder finished the charity stripe at 78.9 percent, nailing 15 of their 19 attempts. They made 8 out of 31 three-point tries.
Seth Curry was a key figure in this game. He scored 28 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played 34 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. Curry had a field-goal percentage of 60% and earned three assists. The 76ers are 2-1 on the season. They have 11.7 giveaways per game and 16.3 fouls each night as a team. As a team, the 76ers are averaging 43.0 rebounds a game and 66 steals, which is 15th in the NBA. The Sixers are shooting 43.1% (44 of 102) on three-pointers and 80.4 percent from the free throw line at the moment.
Philadelphia is currently ranked 10th in the league with an average of 113.7 points per game, shooting 48.5 percent from the field. The 76ers are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and drawing 16.3 fouls on the defensive end. As a unit, the 76ers’ defense is surrendering 45.3 percent from the field (38 of 49). They give up 44.3 rebounds per game as. The team is giving up too many assists, according to the advanced stats. They are currently ranked 24th in assists allowed with 78 conceded on the season. The 76ers have a good defensive rating, allowing 104.7 points per game, ranking 10th in the NBA in PPG allowed (33.3 percent shooting from three).
The Knicks lost their last game of the current NBA season, 110-104, when they faced the Orlando Magic. For this game, the Knicks secured 36 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 rebounds. They turned the ball over 12 times and got 8 steals in the contest. Orlando Magic have committed 13 fouls against New York, which has taken them to the free throw line 25 times. They were successful on 17 of their free throw attempts.
The Knicks made 13 of its 48 three-point tries (27.1 percent). The offense was lethargic in this match, which resulted in poor shooting. The Knicks shot 37 out of 100 from the floor, resulting in a 37 percent performance. The Knicks let the Magic shoot 36 of 88 times from the field, resulting in a 40.9 percent success rate for the game. They shot 12 of 43 from three-point range while shooting only 26 of 34 at the free throw line, finishing with a 76.5 percent success rate. When it comes to cleaning the glass, New York granted Orlando 47 (10 offensive) in rebounds.
For the Game, Julius Randle was a key contributor for the Knicks. He converted 8 of 24 shots for a rate of 33.3 percent in this game and had 16 rebounds. In the game, Randle scored 30 points on 38 minutes and contributed three dimes. The Knicks are 2-1 after three games in 2021. New York has amassed 363 points this season (121.0 per game) and grabs 48.3 rebounds each game on average. The Knicks are averaging 20.7 personal fouls per game, and they shoot 65.2 percent from the free-throw line. On the offensive end of the court, New York is shooting 45.1 percent, which is ranked 17th in the NBA.
The assist frequency for the Knicks is 27.0 times per game (5th in the league), and they turn the ball over 14.0 times each game. The Knicks rank 16th in the NBA in points given up, with 113.3 points per contest. They have allowed 26.7 assists and 53.0 rebounds per game, which is 26th and 30th in the NBA, respectively. New York have an excellent defense. On shots from beyond the arc, they allow just 35 percent (50 of 143), while their opponents convert on 77.8 percent from free throw line. They are forcing their opponents to cough up 16.7 TOs per game, while allowing teams to shoot 40.6 percent from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win the Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks NBA game?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Philadelphia (-1.5)