NBA

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Portland
Trail Blazers
33 - 22
Oklahoma City
Thunder
36 - 19
February 11, 2019, 8:00 PM EST
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Portland
Trail Blazers
33 - 22
Oklahoma City
Thunder
36 - 19
February 11, 2019, 8:00 PM EST
 | Paycom Center
  • The Portland Trail Blazers wrap up a quick two-game road trip in Oklahoma City tonight and could be gassed vs the Thunder after playing last night against the Mavericks. The Blazers held a lead late in the fourth quarter but let it slip away in a one-point loss. The Thunder, on the other hand, are rolling through the competition and have gone 10-1 SU and 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games.

    The Thunder opened as 6.5-point favorites with a total of 231.  

    SHARK BITES
    • The Blazers are 1-4 SU and ATS in five road games on the second game of a back-to-back.
    • The Thunder are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
    • The UNDER has hit in three of the last four games in this matchup.

    Blazers vs Thunder Game Center

    Blazers on a Back-To-Back Has Me Worried

    Sitting in fourth in the crowded Western Conference standings, the margin for error is shrinking drastically for the Blazers as the difference between the No. 4 seed and being out of the playoff standings is only three games. Portland needed to get that win over the Mavs last night and with a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter, the Blazers were held to only nine points in the final frame and outscored by 15 points.

    Now on the second game of a back-to-back, the Blazers have not fared well in that spot when playing on the road. Portland is 4-4 SU and ATS in eight games on the back end of a B2B but those four losses all came in away games to Sacramento, Memphis, Milwaukee and this same Thunder squad on January 22 (final score: 123-114).

    The good news for Blazers backers is their offense has played quite well over the last 10 games by ranking third in the NBA in points per game (124) with a +7.7 point differential and in the top five in both field-goal and three-point percentage. So, unless the offense dies in the fourth quarter again like in the Blazers’ last outing, they should at least be competitive in this one.

    Thunder Are Rolling at Home

    Winners of 10 of their last 11 games while covering the spread in nine of them, the Thunder kind of get lost in the discussion as one of the best teams in the NBA. OKC is only one game back of the Nuggets for second in the Western Conference and even though the Thunder didn’t make any huge deadline trades, they didn’t really need to because their roster has all the pieces for a deep run.

    Russell Westbrook is still the king of the triple-double as he has stuffed the stat sheet in his last nine games and has allowed Paul George to become the main scoring threat in OKC. PG-13 has scored 30 or more points in nine of the Thunder’s last 11 games and it’s not a coincidence that OKC has gone 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS in those games while averaging 123.9 points per game, which is second in the NBA over that span. Three-point shooting has been the key factor in that recent offensive production as the Thunder are shooting a blistering 44 percent from deep with George leading the way at 60-for-125 (48 percent) beyond the arc in the last 11 games.

    The more I dive into the Thunder’s stats, the more I’m liking them in this spot. They’ve won their last five games at home and covered the spread in four of them and beat this Blazers team by nine points just over two weeks ago.

    When These Teams Take The Court, The UNDER Typically Follows

    The total opened at 231 and while both of these teams have been lighting up the scoreboard lately, trends are pointing to an UNDER in this one. The UNDER has hit in three of the last four games in this matchup with an average combined score of 219.5. When the Blazers have been on the second game of a back-to-back, the UNDER has also hit in four of the last five games in that spot.

    My Pick Is...

    To take the Thunder to win and cover the spread. This is just a bad matchup for the Blazers and being on the back end of a B2B only makes it worse for their chances to come away with a victory. The Thunder are hammering teams right now and beat this team handily just over two weeks ago.

Odds

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Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6.5
-110
+225
o231
-110
-6.5
-110
-300
u231
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+5
-110
+165
o231.5
-110
-5
-110
-190
u231.5
-110

Edge Finder

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

Head To Head

POR
Stat Type OKC
7-3
Record
3-7
7-3
ATS
3-7
3-6-1
O/U
3-6-1
111.20
Score
107.40
56.90
Half Time Score
54.20
47.89%
Field Goal Percentage
43.94%
44.50
Rebounds
41.40
95/276
3 Point Shots
90/265
7.50
Steals
8.80
POR
Stat Type OKC
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
110.33
Score
113.00
58.00
Half Time Score
57.00
45.00%
Field Goal Percentage
45.63%
50.33
Rebounds
41.67
28/101
3 Point Shots
27/75
7.00
Steals
11.33
Jan 22/19 (1 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Away
Home
114
Score
123
+4
ATS
-4
225 o
O/U
225 u
55
Half Time Score
62
45.30%
Field Goal Percentage
50.60%
52
Rebounds
37
10/36
3 Point Shots
11/23
7
Steals
16
Jan 4/19 (2 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Home
Away
109
Score
111
-1
ATS
+1
223.5 o
O/U
223.5 u
62
Half Time Score
57
43.20%
Field Goal Percentage
42.60%
50
Rebounds
49
9/31
3 Point Shots
8/25
6
Steals
9
Mar 25/18 (3 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Away
Home
108
Score
105
+4
ATS
-4
218 o
O/U
218 u
57
Half Time Score
52
46.70%
Field Goal Percentage
44.00%
49
Rebounds
39
9/34
3 Point Shots
8/27
8
Steals
9
Mar 3/18 (4 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Home
Away
108
Score
100
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
215 o
O/U
215 u
53
Half Time Score
50
44.30%
Field Goal Percentage
44.00%
47
Rebounds
40
11/33
3 Point Shots
6/27
6
Steals
6
Jan 9/18 (5 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Away
Home
117
Score
106
+8
ATS
-8
204.5 o
O/U
204.5 u
54
Half Time Score
50
53.10%
Field Goal Percentage
44.00%
42
Rebounds
38
10/23
3 Point Shots
13/31
10
Steals
6
Nov 5/17 (6 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Home
Away
103
Score
99
+3
ATS
-3
210.5 o
O/U
210.5 u
50
Half Time Score
46
50.00%
Field Goal Percentage
44.90%
44
Rebounds
32
7/20
3 Point Shots
11/33
6
Steals
11
Mar 7/17 (7 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Away
Home
126
Score
121
+7
ATS
-7
222 o
O/U
222 u
61
Half Time Score
67
55.30%
Field Goal Percentage
51.80%
36
Rebounds
39
11/23
3 Point Shots
10/25
7
Steals
4
Mar 2/17 (8 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Home
Away
114
Score
109
+1
ATS
-1
223 o
O/U
223 u
57
Half Time Score
60
49.40%
Field Goal Percentage
39.50%
45
Rebounds
40
10/25
3 Point Shots
11/29
9
Steals
9
Feb 5/17 (9 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Away
Home
99
Score
105
+5
ATS
-5
218.5 o
O/U
218.5 u
52
Half Time Score
46
40.20%
Field Goal Percentage
40.80%
44
Rebounds
56
10/28
3 Point Shots
4/18
6
Steals
9
Dec 13/16 (10 of 10)
POR
Stat Type OKC
Home
Away
114
Score
95
-2
ATS
+2
218.5 o
O/U
218.5 u
68
Half Time Score
52
53.80%
Field Goal Percentage
37.90%
36
Rebounds
44
8/23
3 Point Shots
8/27
10
Steals
9

Team Records

POR
Record OKC
33-22
All
36-19
23-8
Home
19-7
10-14
Away
17-12
25-9
As Fav
28-14
8-13
As Dog
8-5
30-25
ATS
32-23
20-11
ATS Home
15-11
10-14
ATS Away
17-12
27-27-1
O/U
27-26-2
15-15-1
O/U Home
16-9-1
12-12
O/U Away
11-17-1
POR
Record OKC
7-3
All
9-1
5-1
Home
5-0
2-2
Away
4-1
5-2
As Fav
7-0
2-1
As Dog
2-1
7-3
ATS
8-2
5-1
ATS Home
4-1
2-2
ATS Away
4-1
8-2
O/U
7-3
6-0
O/U Home
3-2
2-2
O/U Away
4-1
POR
Record OKC
4-7
All
4-4
3-3
Home
2-3
1-4
Away
2-1
2-3
As Fav
2-4
2-4
As Dog
2-0
5-6
ATS
4-4
3-3
ATS Home
2-3
2-3
ATS Away
2-1
4-7
O/U
4-4
2-4
O/U Home
4-1
2-3
O/U Away
0-3
POR
Record OKC
14-4
All
16-5
10-2
Home
7-2
4-2
Away
9-3
11-2
As Fav
12-3
3-2
As Dog
4-2
11-7
ATS
14-7
8-4
ATS Home
6-3
3-3
ATS Away
8-4
12-5-1
O/U
12-9
7-4-1
O/U Home
4-5
5-1
O/U Away
8-4
POR
Record OKC
19-18
All
20-14
13-6
Home
12-5
6-12
Away
8-9
14-7
As Fav
16-11
5-11
As Dog
4-3
19-18
ATS
18-16
12-7
ATS Home
9-8
7-11
ATS Away
9-8
15-22
O/U
15-17-2
8-11
O/U Home
12-4-1
7-11
O/U Away
3-13-1

Injuries

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
Name Position Inj Desc
Luguentz Dort SG Is "?" Monday vs Golden State, Hamstring
Aleksej Pokusevski SF Is out indefinitely, Leg
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl SF Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Chet Holmgren PF Is out for season, Foot

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Feb 10, 2019 DAL 101-102 L -3 219.50 L/U 48.84 57.14 9
Feb 7, 2019 SAN 127-118 W -6 226.50 W/O 53.85 100.00 11
Feb 5, 2019 MIA 108-118 L -7.5 212.50 L/O 45.16 75.00 15
Jan 30, 2019 UTA 132-105 W +2.5 218 W/O 53.33 86.96 16
Jan 26, 2019 ATL 120-111 W -8.5 224 W/O 50.00 90.00 11
Jan 24, 2019 PHO 120-106 W -8.5 220.50 W/O 46.81 100.00 12
Jan 22, 2019 OKC 114-123 L +4 225 L/O 45.26 81.82 10
Jan 21, 2019 UTA 109-104 W +5 218.50 W/U 50.00 73.33 8
Jan 18, 2019 NOP 128-112 W -3 235.50 W/O 46.60 80.77 11
Jan 16, 2019 CLE 129-112 W -14 217 W/O 52.81 82.61 16
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Feb 9, 2019 HOU 117-112 W +2.5 238 W/U 44.94 80.00 13
Feb 7, 2019 MEM 117-95 W -13.5 215 W/U 47.78 63.64 17
Feb 5, 2019 ORL 132-122 W -9 223.50 W/O 50.00 72.97 13
Feb 3, 2019 BOS 129-134 L +4 228 L/O 48.91 73.53 14
Feb 1, 2019 MIA 118-102 W -3.5 219 W/O 48.35 73.68 16
Jan 29, 2019 ORL 126-117 W -3.5 222.50 W/O 53.85 73.08 9
Jan 27, 2019 MIL 118-112 W +1 235.50 W/U 46.81 56.00 16
Jan 24, 2019 NOP 122-116 W -14 231.50 L/O 49.50 53.33 14
Jan 22, 2019 POR 123-114 W -4 225 W/O 50.59 78.79 11
Jan 21, 2019 NY 127-109 W -9 225.50 W/O 54.22 81.48 15
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