Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 15-9. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 12-13. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.2 points per game and surrendering 111.7, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 11 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Damian Lillard averages 27.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 56.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Portland averages 109.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Blazers allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they average 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 112.4. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-11-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-14-1 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 9-16-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 17-8-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/12/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/12/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Hip is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. LA Clippers
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +3.5
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