Portland Trail Blazers VS Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Basketball 10:30 PM EST

Thursday

04/16/2019

TNT

Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5

Over/Under: 218.5

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Oklahoma City Thunder had an off-scoring match in their Game 1 best of seven series against the Trailblazers at the Moda Center in Portland Sunday night. Oklahoma City succumbed to the Trail Blazers to a score of 99-104 with players not in rhythm with their wares, From the three-point range, OKC converted 5 out of 33 attempts. PG Dennis Schroeder had 0-7,  PG Russell Westbrook finished at 0-4, and SF Jerami Grant at 0-3. The 3-point statistic is NBA’s worst in history. SF Paul George capped his Game 1 with 26 points followed by Westbrook with another triple-double of 24 points, 10 boards, and 10 assists for their team.

Oklahoma City struggled in game 1 and made adjustments for game 2 with 114.5 ppg at 45.4 % from the field and restricts rival teams to score at 104.0 ppg. The Thunder is averaging 48.1 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 5.2 blocks, and 9.3 steals per contest. George is the leading scorer for OKC with 28.0 ppg, 43.8% in FG shooting, and 83.9% from the charity spot. The team is 6-4 SU in its last 10 matches and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against a ball club with over 60% games won. Oklahoma City is 0-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Trail Blazers.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 4/16/2019

While in Portland, the Trail Blazers are trusting that they are going to do better after beating the Thunder in Game 1 Sunday night. The question now is: Can they sustain to be on the winning side at 1-0? One of the Portland Pillars in game one was Center Enes Kanter who brought in 20 points and pulled 18 boards off the rim. Kanter displayed wit and versatility while standing his ground against the top players of OKC. PG Damian Lillard led Portland with 30 points to victory.

Portland is playing confidently with 114.7 ppg at 46.7% from the field while restricting other teams to dump in at 110.5 ppg. The Trail Blazers have 48.0 boards, 23.0 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 6.7 steals per game. Lillard is the leading scorer of the Trail Blazers with 25.8 ppg, 44.4% in FG shooting, and 91.2% from the free throw area. The team is 8-2 in its last 10 matches and 16-5-1 went over the totals in its last 22 matches at the Moda Center. Portland is ahead 1-0 in the quarterfinal best of seven series in the Western Conference playoffs.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA Pick for this match is Oklahoma City Thunder  +2.5. The Thunders are intent of winning this contest but has to make some adjustments to augment their scoring capability. Paul George of the OKC is healthy in mind and body and will try to increase his point production in Tuesday’s hostilities. Predicted to win this game is the Thunder to a score of 115-111 and cover ATS.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM EST

Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

Date: April 16, 2019

TV: TNT

NBA Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder  +2.5

NBA Totals Odds: 218.5

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