Portland Trail Blazers VS Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Basketball 03:30 PM EST

Wednesday

04/14/2019

TNT

Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5

Over/Under: 211.5

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/14/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/14/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/14/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The battle between Northwest Division rivals in the first round playoffs will begin at the Moda Center in Portland. The Oklahoma City Thunder clinched the 6th spot in the Western Conference after beating the Bucks with a score of 127-116 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The Thunder victory is a very significant win; losing this match would have placed OKC on the 8th spot to face the Golden State Warriors on their opening playoff salvo. The Thunder’s closing regular season match earned PG Russell Westbrook his 34th triple-double with 15 points, 17 assists, and 11 boards in the season.

Oklahoma City steps up with 114.5 ppg at 45.5% and restricts rival teams to score at 111.1 ppg. The Thunder has 48.1 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 5.2 blocks, and 9.3 steals per outing. Leading the OKC scorers is SF Paul George with 28.0 ppg, 43.8% in FG shooting, and 83.9% from the free throw line. The team is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 matches against a ball club with a 60% winning slate and 4-0 ATS in its last 4 matches against the Trail Blazers. Oklahoma City is at 6th place in the West with a 49-33 win /loss tally and now ranks 1oth in the League.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 4/14/2019

While in Portland, the Trail Blazers had its last regular season game almost lost to the visiting Sacramento Kings with  score of 136-131 Wednesday night. Portland rallied from 28 points down with Rookie Anfernee Simons leading the victory with 37 points in a Western Conference dramatic finish to clinch the third seed spot while resting its starters in preparation for the first round playoffs. The win is the Trail Blazers third straight for the season finale. The Blazers is 35.9% from the three point range and commits 13.8 turnovers per game.

Portland is pounding in 114.7p ppg at 46.7% from the field while restraining rivals at 110.5 ppg. The Blazers carry 48.0 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 6.7 steals per match. PG Damian Lillard is the team’s leading scorer with 25.8 ppg, 44.4% in FG shooting, and 91.2% from the free throw spot. The team is 0-3-1 ATS in its last 4 matches against a team with a winning SU record. Portland is third in the West with a 53-29 win/loss count and ranks 5th in the League.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA Pick for this match is Portland Trail Blazers -2.5. OKC PF Andre Roberson will be on the sidelines with a knee injury while Center Jusuf Nurkic of the Trail Blazers will be out for the season with a fractured leg. Defense is essential in the best of seven series of both squads and Oklahoma is 4th in this rating in the League. Predicted result for this contest is the Thunder winning Game 1 at a score of 113-110.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/14/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 3:30 PM- EST

Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

Date: April 14, 2019

TV: TNT

NBA Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5

NBA Totals Odds: 211.5

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