NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers

Oklahoma City
Thunder
49 - 34
Portland
Trail Blazers
54 - 29
April 16, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT
 | Moda Center at the Rose Quarter

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Oklahoma City
Thunder
49 - 34
Portland
Trail Blazers
54 - 29
April 16, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT
 | Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
  • After getting swept in the season series vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Portland Trail Blazers held serve at the Moda Center and will look for a repeat performance in Game 2. The Blazers held the Thunder to 15.2 percent from behind the arc in Game 1 and got 54 points from their star backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

    The Blazers should expect a huge bounce-back performance from the Thunder, which is why oddsmakers have installed Portland as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 222.

    Thunder vs Blazers Game Center

    STANDOUT STATS

    • The Blazers were scoring at will coming into the postseason and continued that play in Game 1. Over their final 10 games of the regular season, they were averaging 118.7 points per game while taking the fifth-most shot attempts. In Game 1, they shot 41 percent from the field and an excellent 44 percent from behind the arc.
    • Although the Blazers are short-handed in the paint with Jusuf Nurkic out due to a leg injury, they’ve weathered the storm and concentrated their efforts in stopping opponents’ deep shots. As a result, they were third in the NBA over the last 10 games by limiting opponents to 32.3 percent from behind the arc and in Game 1 held the Thunder to 5-for-33 from three-point range (15.2 percent).
    • The Thunder swept the four-game season series vs the Blazers while covering the spread in each contest. In those games, Paul George averaged 38 points and 45 percent from behind the arc but he seems to be struggling with a shoulder injury that has hampered him over the final quarter of the regular season. George’s three-point shooting after the all-star break dropped to 33.6 percent from 40.6 percent and he missed 11 of his 15 attempts from three-point range in Game 1.
    • The Thunder won five straight games to wrap up the regular season and they did that by scoring a ton of points. In that stretch, the Thunder averaged 122.6 points per game with a +9.4 point differential. They did that by leading the league in shot attempts with a whopping 98 attempts from the field per game while also averaging 40.4 attempts from behind the arc. They still managed to shoot 93 times in Game 1 but their overall field-goal percentage of 39.8 percent was a key reason why they came up short.
    • The UNDER was the smart play in Game 1 and when these teams meet, the UNDER has been the profitable endeavor. The UNDER has hit in five of the last seven games in this matchup but the Blazers’ scoring has made them a hot OVER bet. The OVER has hit in 14 of the Blazers’ last 17 games at home, and 23 of their 41 home games saw the total get smashed.

    My Best Bet for Thunder vs Blazers

    Thunder Moneyline

    I’m not willing to bend the knee and acknowledge the Blazers as superior to the Thunder ... yet. OKC shot so poorly from behind the arc in Game 1 that it put the Thunder in a hole all game and even with the poor shooting, it took a last-minute three from Damian Lillard to seal the deal.

    I expect the Thunder to push the pace and use their advantage down low with Steven Adams, who was feasting on Enes Kanter in the paint for most of the game. In fact, the Thunder still showed they could dominate around the basket by outscoring the Blazers 54-42 in the paint.

Odds

Tuesday, April 16 Tue Apr 16


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+3
-110
+120
o218
-105
-3
-110
-140
u218
-115
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
Ev
-110
-109
o224.5
-110
Ev
-110
-111
u224.5
-110

Edge Finder

103.73
Total Score
106.23
42.98
Field Goal %
44.25
32.32
Three Point %
34.57
75.55
Free Throw %
76.00
45.60
Total Rebounds
42.88
103.73
Total Score
106.23
24.95
First Quarter
26.61
26.50
Second Quarter
28.13
26.04
Third Quarter
26.33
25.43
Fourth Quarter
24.90
42.98
Field Goal %
44.25
75.55
Free Throw %
76.00
32.32
Three Point %
34.57
37.39
Three's Attempts
36.79
12.09
Three's Made
12.72
10.41
Offensive
10.43
35.18
Defensive
32.45
45.60
Total Rebounds
42.88
22.22
Assists
22.93
18.26
Fouls
21.07
13.28
Turnovers
13.67
7.59
Steals
7.90

Head To Head

OKC
Stat Type POR
4-6
Record
6-4
4-6
ATS
6-4
4-6
O/U
4-6
111.30
Score
112.10
55.80
Half Time Score
55.60
45.42%
Field Goal Percentage
45.83%
42.60
Rebounds
46.50
96/286
3 Point Shots
98/295
8.70
Steals
7.30
OKC
Stat Type POR
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
116.00
Score
112.00
58.00
Half Time Score
54.67
44.37%
Field Goal Percentage
40.82%
50.67
Rebounds
48.33
29/95
3 Point Shots
31/95
8.67
Steals
7.67
Apr 14/19 (1 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Away
Home
99
Score
104
+3
ATS
-3
224.5 o
O/U
224.5 u
48
Half Time Score
54
39.80%
Field Goal Percentage
41.90%
49
Rebounds
48
5/33
3 Point Shots
11/25
10
Steals
8
Mar 7/19 (2 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Away
Home
129
Score
121
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
233 o
O/U
233 u
58
Half Time Score
61
45.70%
Field Goal Percentage
39.40%
58
Rebounds
51
8/27
3 Point Shots
9/41
7
Steals
7
Feb 11/19 (3 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Home
Away
120
Score
111
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
232 o
O/U
232 u
68
Half Time Score
49
47.70%
Field Goal Percentage
41.40%
45
Rebounds
46
16/35
3 Point Shots
11/29
9
Steals
8
Jan 22/19 (4 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Home
Away
123
Score
114
-4
ATS
+4
225 o
O/U
225 u
62
Half Time Score
55
50.60%
Field Goal Percentage
45.30%
37
Rebounds
52
11/23
3 Point Shots
10/36
16
Steals
7
Jan 4/19 (5 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Away
Home
111
Score
109
+1
ATS
-1
223.5 o
O/U
223.5 u
57
Half Time Score
62
42.60%
Field Goal Percentage
43.20%
49
Rebounds
50
8/25
3 Point Shots
9/31
9
Steals
6
Mar 25/18 (6 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Home
Away
105
Score
108
-4
ATS
+4
218 o
O/U
218 u
52
Half Time Score
57
44.00%
Field Goal Percentage
46.70%
39
Rebounds
49
8/27
3 Point Shots
9/34
9
Steals
8
Mar 3/18 (7 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Away
Home
100
Score
108
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
215 o
O/U
215 u
50
Half Time Score
53
44.00%
Field Goal Percentage
44.30%
40
Rebounds
47
6/27
3 Point Shots
11/33
6
Steals
6
Jan 9/18 (8 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Home
Away
106
Score
117
-8
ATS
+8
204.5 o
O/U
204.5 u
50
Half Time Score
54
44.00%
Field Goal Percentage
53.10%
38
Rebounds
42
13/31
3 Point Shots
10/23
6
Steals
10
Nov 5/17 (9 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Away
Home
99
Score
103
-3
ATS
+3
210.5 o
O/U
210.5 u
46
Half Time Score
50
44.90%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
32
Rebounds
44
11/33
3 Point Shots
7/20
11
Steals
6
Mar 7/17 (10 of 10)
OKC
Stat Type POR
Home
Away
121
Score
126
-7
ATS
+7
222 o
O/U
222 u
67
Half Time Score
61
51.80%
Field Goal Percentage
55.30%
39
Rebounds
36
10/25
3 Point Shots
11/23
4
Steals
7

Team Records

OKC
Record POR
49-34
All
54-29
27-14
Home
33-9
22-20
Away
21-20
37-24
As Fav
43-11
12-10
As Dog
11-18
42-41
ATS
46-36-1
21-20
ATS Home
25-16-1
21-21
ATS Away
21-20
38-42-3
O/U
42-39-2
21-19-1
O/U Home
23-18-1
17-23-2
O/U Away
19-21-1
OKC
Record POR
6-4
All
8-2
4-2
Home
4-0
2-2
Away
4-2
5-3
As Fav
8-0
1-1
As Dog
0-2
5-5
ATS
6-4
4-2
ATS Home
3-1
1-3
ATS Away
3-3
5-5
O/U
4-5-1
2-4
O/U Home
2-2
3-1
O/U Away
2-3-1
OKC
Record POR
9-8
All
7-10
4-4
Home
5-4
5-4
Away
2-6
5-6
As Fav
5-4
4-2
As Dog
2-6
7-10
ATS
7-10
3-5
ATS Home
4-5
4-5
ATS Away
3-5
9-8
O/U
8-9
6-2
O/U Home
4-5
3-6
O/U Away
4-4
OKC
Record POR
21-9
All
24-6
10-5
Home
13-2
11-4
Away
11-4
16-6
As Fav
19-2
5-3
As Dog
5-4
19-11
ATS
20-9-1
9-6
ATS Home
9-5-1
10-5
ATS Away
11-4
16-13-1
O/U
18-10-2
7-8
O/U Home
9-5-1
9-5-1
O/U Away
9-5-1
OKC
Record POR
28-25
All
30-23
17-9
Home
20-7
11-16
Away
10-16
21-18
As Fav
24-9
7-7
As Dog
6-14
23-30
ATS
26-27
12-14
ATS Home
16-11
11-16
ATS Away
10-16
22-29-2
O/U
24-29
14-11-1
O/U Home
14-13
8-18-1
O/U Away
10-16

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Luguentz Dort SG Is "?", Hamstring
Aleksej Pokusevski SF Is out indefinitely, Leg
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl SF Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Chet Holmgren PF Is out for season, Foot
Name Position Inj Desc
Jusuf Nurkic C Is "?" Saturday vs Toronto, Calf
Justise Winslow PF Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Josh Hart SG Is "?" Saturday vs Toronto, Hamstring
Ibou Badji C Is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Toronto, Knee

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Apr 14, 2019 POR 99-104 L +3 224.50 L/U 39.78 86.96 5
Apr 10, 2019 MIL 127-116 W -4.5 227.50 W/O 48.48 61.54 23
Apr 9, 2019 HOU 112-111 W +3 229.50 W/U 41.67 80.00 16
Apr 7, 2019 MIN 132-126 W -6.5 229.50 L/O 52.17 84.62 14
Apr 5, 2019 DET 123-110 W -6 216 W/O 47.52 68.18 12
Apr 2, 2019 LAL 119-103 W -12.5 226 W/U 46.08 60.00 13
Mar 31, 2019 DAL 103-106 L -12.5 218 L/U 38.78 72.73 11
Mar 29, 2019 DEN 105-115 L -4.5 218 L/O 48.86 68.75 8
Mar 27, 2019 IND 107-99 W -6.5 217.50 W/U 44.57 63.16 13
Mar 25, 2019 MEM 103-115 L -7.5 216 L/O 40.00 75.00 12
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Apr 14, 2019 OKC 104-99 W -3 224.50 W/U 41.86 77.78 11
Apr 10, 2019 SAC 136-131 W -3 226.50 W/O 58.24 72.73 14
Apr 9, 2019 LAL 104-101 W -9.5 226 L/U 41.11 86.36 11
Apr 7, 2019 DEN 115-108 W -8.5 219.50 L/O 46.07 82.76 9
Apr 5, 2019 DEN 110-119 L +6 216.50 L/O 48.84 80.00 10
Apr 3, 2019 MEM 116-89 W -10.5 216.50 W/U 51.06 62.50 10
Apr 1, 2019 MIN 132-122 W -3 225 W/O 54.95 70.83 15
Mar 30, 2019 DET 90-99 L +5.5 216 L/U 37.25 90.91 4
Mar 29, 2019 ATL 118-98 W -2.5 233 W/U 46.88 86.36 9
Mar 27, 2019 CHI 118-98 W -9 216 W/P 51.81 84.00 11
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