Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors 3/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors 3/7/23
Tue 7th March 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (30-34, 19-15 Home) host the Golden State Warriors (34-31, 7-24 Away) Tuesday in what should be a fast-paced game.

Golden State was defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers 113-105 at Arena on Sunday, their sixth loss in a row away from home. Stephen Curry was a top performer in the loss with 27 points and six assists.

The Warriors are fifth in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City triumphed on Sunday at Paycom Center, beating the Utah Jazz 129-119. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 38 points and seven rebounds, leading the team. The Thunder are the 12th seed in the Western Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. After winning both of the prior season meetings against Oklahoma City, the last of which was a 141-114 victory at Chase Center on February 6, their eighth straight head-to-head victory, Golden State will be pursuing a season sweep.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 42 points. Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points in the losing effort. Thompson and Jordan Poole, averaging 22.1 and 20.8 points per game, respectively, have led the Warriors in scoring this season.

Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is grabbing 9.0 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is dishing 6.6 assists. Gilgeous-Alexander’s 31.1 points per game have powered the Thunder on offense. He ranks as the fifth-highest scorer in the league. Josh Giddey is posting 7.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

Expect plenty of transition action in this matchup that showcases two of the league’s most up-tempo teams, as the Warriors are second in possessions per game while the Thunder are third. The Warriors are 7-3 in the last 10 games at Paycom Center.

In the last 10 games, Golden State is 6-4 with an average margin of +4.3 (114.9-110.6). For the season, the Warriors are averaging 118.0 points per game, compared to 117.1 for opponents. Oklahoma City has a 4-6 record over the last 10, scoring 121.3 points per game on average while allowing 116.4 (+4.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jonathan Kuminga: 20.8 | 14.1 | +6.7
Points per game:
Jonathan Kuminga: 14.4 | 9.0 | +5.4
Rebounds per game:
Stephen Curry: 2.0 | 6.2 | -4.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 31.5 | 20.2 | +11.3
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 8.0 | 12.8 | -4.8
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 21.5 | 12.9 | +8.6
Rebounds per game:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 7.0 | 4.8 | +2.2
Assists per game:
Josh Giddey: 8.6 | 6.1 | +2.5
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 4.0 | 5.7 | -1.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

GS Warriors (-185)

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