Sunday, February 5, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, February 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 22-29. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 29-22. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of 0.2.
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Russell Westbrook averages 30.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 10.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Portland averages 107.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 109.9 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 16th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Thunder allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 111.6. In terms of pace they average 97.3 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-29-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 29-22-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-23-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 20-28-3 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/04/17 G Alejandro Abrines Back "?" Sunday vs. Portland
01/26/17 C Enes Kanter Forearm out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5
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