Portland Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Portland Blazers head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 21-18. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 102.9 points per contest while giving up 101.8 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 22-18. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 18-19-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 13-26-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-24-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 17-23-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/08/18 PG Damian Lillard Calf is "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/07/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Portland
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.3 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Damian Lillard averages 24.9 points per contest in 36.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Carmelo Anthony has scored 17.6 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Russell Westbrook averages 24.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.6 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 102.9 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.5 per game. The Blazers allow 101.8 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 19.5 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 18th in the NBA with 104.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.63. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 21.2. The Thunder are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Thunder give up 101.2 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 41.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 28th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Thunder are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 26th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +1
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