Portland Trail Blazers VS Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Basketball 10:30 PM EST

Tuesday

04/23/2019

TNT

Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5

Over/Under: 220.5

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/23/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/23/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/23/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Thunder seeks to avenge its home court loss from the visiting Portland Trail Blazers with a score of 98-111 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City Sunday night. OKC is facing the edge of elimination and will fight for its life of the series of Game 5 in the Western Conference playoff quarterfinals. SF Paul George brought in 32 points and 10 boards off the rim followed by PG Dennis Schroeder with 17 while PG Russell Westbrook made 14 including a point in the second half. The Thunder connected with 33 points from 22 assists and was 38% in FG shooting.

Oklahoma City is treading on dangerous waters and has to fight back with 114.5 ppg at 45.4% from the field while restricting the Portland Trail Blazers to drop in 109.3 ppg. The Thunder has 48.1 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 5.2 blocked shots, and 9.3 steals per meeting with NBA rivals. George wipes the OKC score sheets with 28.0 ppg, 43.8% in FG shooting, and 83.9% from the free throw mark. The team is 4-3 SU in its last 7 matches and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road. Oklahoma is 6th seed with a 50-36 win/loss cap in the West and trails at 1-3 in the best of seven playoff series.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 4/23/2019

Back in Portland, the Trail Blazers aim to shut down the Thunders in Game 5. The Blazers managed to clamp down the second top scorer, PG Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma, to a single point in the second half with its defensive plays. PG Damian Lillard brought in 15 of his total 24 points in the second quarter while Westbrook fizzled out. SG CJ McCollum followed with 27 points, SF Al Farouq Aminu made 19 points and 9 boards while SF Maurice Harkless had 15 points and 10 boards off the rim.

Portland will try to finish the quarter final rounds over Oklahoma City with 114.7 ppg at 46.7% from the field while limiting the Trailblazers to score at 102.8 ppg. The Blazers have 48.0 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 6.7 steals per game. Lillard is the top scorer of Portland with 25.8 ppg, 44.4% in FG shooting, and 91.2% from the free throw stripe. The team is 6-1 SU in its last 7 matches and 43-21-1 ATS in its last 65 home games. Portland is 3rd seed in the West with a 56-30 win/loss records and leads 2 games to 1 over the Thunder in the first round series.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is the Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5. OKC SF Andre Roberson has no timeline when he’ll return to play with a ruptured left patellar tendon in the knee. Blazers Center Jusuf Nurkic will be out of the season with a fractured left leg. At fifth rank in defense in the League, the Thunder will need to summon its defensive prowess to survive the playoff rounds for game 5. The Thunder will win the match to get back to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City with a predicted score of 112-109.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/23/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM EST

Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

Date: April 23, 2019

TV: TNT

NBA Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder  -3.5

NBA Totals Odds: 220.5

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