Monday, March 14, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, March 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 224.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 35-32 and a road record of 14-20. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Portland is 9-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-17. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 44-22 and a home record of 26-9. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.5 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of 6.5. Oklahoma City has a division record of 10-2 and a conference record of 30-11. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kevin Durant averages 28.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Portland averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 109.5 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Thunder force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 100.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 116.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Thunder score 108.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.3 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 8.3 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 112.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 96.8 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 27% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 38-29-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 37-29-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-37-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-37-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
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Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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