Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Blazers Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/7/2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 4 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 39-25. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.1 as they average 115.3 points per contest while giving up 111.2 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 39-25. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 113.6 points per contest and give up 110.2, which is a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-30-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-32-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 37-26-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 33-30-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 28.6 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Russell Westbrook averages 22.7 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 11.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
CJ McCollum averages 21.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 115.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Thunder allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the league with 113.6 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Blazers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Blazers surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Thunder are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Oklahoma City is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Portland is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 15th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +4
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