Portland Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder Game 3 Betting Tips and Predictions 4/19/2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Portland Blazers head to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday where they'll take on Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of their series. The Blazers lead the series 2-0 after winning 114-94 on Tuesday night. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7 point favorites.
The Blazers (53-29, 2nd in the Northwest Division) cover 56.6% of the time, going 47-36-1 against the spread this year. The Thunder (49-33, 4th in the Northwest Division) have an ATS record of 42-42-0, so they cover the spread 50.0%. As a favorite Oklahoma City covers the spread 48.4% of the time, while Portland has covered 64.1% as an underdog this season.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 47-37-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 43-40-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 42-42-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 39-43-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
04/18/19 C Enes Kanter Hand injured last game, is probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. CJ McCollum averages 21.0 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Russell Westbrook averages 22.9 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 10.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Paul George averages 28.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 7th in the league with 114.5 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.1 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.4. The Thunder are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Thunder surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game.
The Blazers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Thunder are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 4th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +7
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