Oklahoma City Thunder (8-4) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (3-9)
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers 11/19/23 – As we gear up for another exciting NBA showdown, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers face off with an important meeting scheduled for Sunday, November 19th 2023. Both sides look to establish themselves in their respective leagues while fans and bettors alike eagerly anticipate its outcome; pro basketball picks have already started being discussed heavily!
The Thunder have demonstrated their dominance this season with impressive consistency, showing their ability to consistently outwit opponents on the court. Their offensive strategy has produced an average of 117.5 points per game with a 49.3% field goal percentage; their 3-point shooting accuracy stands at 39.5% adding another layer of threat. On defense, 8.7 steals and 5.9 blocks per game further establish them as formidable rivals.
On the other side, Portland Trail Blazers have been going through a tough stretch. Averaging only 103.9 points per game and possessing only 43% field goal percentage has limited their ability to keep up with more aggressive teams, especially 3-point shooting (30.8% success rate). Though their rebounding stats remain impressive – 43 rebounds per game! – their high turnover rate (15.6 per game) and number of fouls played suggest they struggle with keeping control during play.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers 11/19/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Moda Center at the Rose Quarter|
|TV:||ROOT Sports NW|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG) vs. Jerami Grant (SF)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, point guard of the Thunder, has been instrumental in their success this season. Averaging 28.8 points per game and with an assist-turnover ratio of 2.6, his offensive prowess cannot be overlooked. Furthermore, with an astounding 2.6 steals per game average and agile court play skills combined together he provides two-way players who can turn the tide of any game with ease.
Jerami Grant of the Trail Blazers has been an unexpected source of optimism for his team. Serving as small forward, his average of 22.7 points per game proves his scoring prowess; although his assist-to-turnover ratio may be low at 0.7, his 0.8 block contributions per game demonstrate his value both offensively and defensively.
Gilgeous-Alexander will use his dynamic playmaking against Grant’s scoring and defensive prowess, while Gilgeous-Alexander relies on disrupting defensively to create plays for his Thunder team while Grant brings scoring efficiency and defensive interventions to benefit his Trail Blazers team.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -275, Total Odds: 227.5
Oklahoma City Thunder are currently enjoying favorable betting odds due to their excellent season performance. Their point spread and moneyline indicate confidence in their ability to win while total odds hint towards high scoring contests where their offensive prowess could come into play.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Thunder’s recent form is impressive: their 4-1 record over their last five games and identical success against the spread demonstrates their consistency and reliability for bettors. Their road performances against the spread stand out particularly as highlighting their ability to deliver under different conditions; with totals going over in multiple of their contests showing offensive efficiency.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers, in contrast, have shown an alarming trend by going winless in their last five games and failing to cover the spread. While their performance against total game totals going over indicates inconsistent offensive output.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers 11/19/23 Betting Picks
Under analysis and trends, Oklahoma City Thunder appear as the superior team. Their consistent performances overall and against the spread, combined with superior offensive and defensive stats, make them the favored selection. Although struggling, Portland Trail Blazers could offer value in certain prop bets concerning individual player performances.
For bettors looking for the best premium daily tips, focusing on the Thunder’s spread and considering the over on total points could be wise choices. The Trail Blazers may be able to cover the spread if they leverage their home court advantage and Grant steps up, but the Thunder’s overall strength is hard to ignore.
Free Pick & Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 115, Portland Trail Blazers 105