Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 2/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Portland Trail Blazers (21-31) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (16-34) at Moda Center on Friday.
The Thunder faced off with the Mavericks and earned the victory with a final of 120-114 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Thunder ended up finishing with 16 and the Mavericks totaled 13 fouls. They buried 14 of their 43 tries from downtown. Dallas finished 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 10 attempts. On top of that, Dallas pulled down 26 rebounds (13 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Dallas recorded 39 assists and had 28 steals in this game. When it comes to defense, Oklahoma City allowed the other team to shoot 46.9% from the field on 46 of 98 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 50 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Thunder buried 21 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 84.0%. Oklahoma City ended with a 47.7% field goal percentage (41 out of 86) and converted 17 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Luguentz Dort is a player who was a factor for the contest. He ended up scoring 30 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins and totaled 6 boards. Dort finished the contest at 52.9% from the floor and earned 3 assists.
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Oklahoma City heads into this game with a record of 16-34 so far this year. They are averaging 101.1 pts per contest (30th in basketball) while shooting 41.7% from the field. The Thunder are connecting on 31.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (592 of 1,885) and 76.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Oklahoma City is grabbing 45.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,051 dimes so far this year, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.3 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Thunder are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists with 1,260 surrendered this year. The Thunder defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.6% (1,999 of 4,484) and they relinquish 48.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 34.6% from beyond the arc and they are 12th in the league in opponents points per game (107.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Trail Blazers took a defeat with a final score of 99-94 when they faced the Lakers. The Trail Blazers earned 37 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 55 for the contest. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Lakers earned 16 fouls in this game which took the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of them for a clip of 52.6%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Portland converted 14 of 42 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Trail Blazers shot 35 out of 98 from the field which had them shooting 35.7%. The Trail Blazers permitted the Lakers to make 33 of their 78 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 42.3% in the game. They finished 36.7% from behind the 3-point line by going 11 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 33 from the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Portland allowed Los Angeles to collect 41 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Norman Powell pitched in for the Trail Blazers for this contest. He converted 10 of 20 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Powell racked up 30 points in his 41 mins on the court and had 1 assist for this game.
Portland has a mark of 21-31 so far this year. The Trail Blazers are committing 20.1 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.7 times per contest (25th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. Portland has tallied 5,622 points for the year (108.1 per game) and they pull in 43.6 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Trail Blazers are shooting 44.9% from the floor, which ranks 23rd in the league.
The Portland defense gives up 36.8% on 3-point shots (697 of 1,895) and their opponents are knocking down 76.0% of their foul shots. They have allowed 25.9 assists and 43.7 rebounds per game, which ranks them 29th and 11th in the NBA. The Trail Blazers defensively are ranked 26th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.1. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.4% from the field (29th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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