Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Blazers Game 5 Picks Against the Spread 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder go to Moda Center on Tuesday where they'll meet Al-Farouq Aminu and the Portland Blazers in Game 5 of their series. The Blazers won Game 4 by a score of 111-98 to take a 3-1 series lead. Portland opens as 3.5-point favorites. The total is 220.5. The Thunder (49-33, 4th in the Northwest Division) are covering 50% of the time, having gone 43-43-0 this season. The Blazers (53-29, 2nd in the Northwest Division) have an ATS mark of 48-37-1, so they are covering 57% of the time. As a favorite, Portland covers the spread 64% of the time, while Oklahoma City covered 55% as the underdog this season.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 43-42-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 40-43-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 47-38-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 44-40-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out for season
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Steven Adams averages 13.9 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Al-Farouq Aminu averages 9.4 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Enes Kanter averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game. The Thunder allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 6th in the league with 114.7 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 23.0. The Blazers are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Blazers surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers were 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game last season.
The Thunder are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Oklahoma City is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Portland is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +3.5
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