Thursday, March 2, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 35-25. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 24-35. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 110.2, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
C.J. McCollum averages 23.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Damian Lillard averages 26 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.37 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Portland averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.73 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 15th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. 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 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 97.1 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 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 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 34-25-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 25-31-4 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 23-36-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 33-26-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/01/17 G Victor Oladipo Back "?" Thursday vs. Portland
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +3.5
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