Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 53-24 and a road record of 22-15. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Oklahoma City is 12-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 35-12. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 41-37 and a home record of 26-12. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 0.6. Portland has a division record of 9-4 and a conference record of 26-22. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28.1 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Portland averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 110.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Trail Blazers score 107.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 112.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.8 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-42-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 36-41-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 43-35-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 43-34-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/25/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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