Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as +4 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 105.0 points per game while giving up 96.4 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 5-4. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per contest and giving up 101.1, which is a point differential of 6.6.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-5-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is OUT 2-3 weeks
10/28/17 F Meyers Leonard Ankle is OUT 4-6 weeks
Russell Westbrook averages 19.5 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.6 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 105 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.63 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 101.1 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.1 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Portland is 11th in the league with 107.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.56. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 49.1 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Blazers are 27th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Thunder are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 29th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Portland is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4
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