Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Thunder Hosts the Blazers on NBA TV

OKC Thunder

Thunder and Blazers are Banged Up



The Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder will meet at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday. The Northwest division rivals will tip-off a few minutes after 8 pm EST. The game will be telecast live on NBA TV.

Oddsmakers opened the Thunder as -8.5-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game's total opened at 204.5.

The Thunder return home in the middle of a stretch of five road games in six. The Blazers kick off a four game road trip. The Thunder and Trail Blazers are part of a close-knit bunch at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff race.

Oklahoma City is a half-game ahead of Portland and Denver. New Orleans 1-1/2  games back.

Both Teams will be without key players tonight.

Blazers' point guard Damian Lillard has missed six of the last eight games. He is listed as out for the game with a right calf strain. Lillard first was out with a strained right hamstring. He returned for a loss at Cleveland on Jan. 2 and suffered the calf injury. Lillard is averaging 24.9 points, 6.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds.

The Thunder are expected to be without defensive stalwart Andre Roberson. This is the fourth consecutive game he will miss with left patellar tendinitis. He figures to miss at least two more games before his return.

Thunder Defense May Suffer



Oklahoma City was a 114-100 loser in its last match on the road against the Phoenix Suns. They failed to cover the -8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 214 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Thunder defense has been among the league's best this season. Mainly because of Roberson's work on the perimeter and against pick-and-rolls. With Roberson on the floor, the Thunder have averaged 12 fewer points per 100 possessions than when he's not.

Oklahoma City has handled the loss well.  they have gone 2-1 on the recent road trip without Roberson.

Blazers Look to Overcome without Lillard Against Thunder



Portland was a 111-110 winner in its last match at home against the San Antonio Spurs. They earned a push of the -1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Portland has been able to play well with their star our.  They are 4-2 without Lillard during this recent stretch.

Shabazz Napier will start in Lillard's place. During his recent five starts, Lillard is averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

 

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Recent Form






































NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Portland21-1819-17-3102.90101.791.116-11-313-613-266-147-12
Oklahoma City22-1816-24104.78101.153.639-117-1317-238-129-11





Power Stats

















Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
POR18.7713.871.35
OKC21.1513.801.53


















Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
POR9.9034.9544.85
OKC11.8232.2044.02


















ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
POR44.7844.720.06
OKC45.4245.120.3





Team Records




Portland Trail Blazers

































































NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall21-1810-1011-819-17-36-11-313-6102.90101.791.11
Last 105-53-22-35-4-12-2-13-2103.60105.50-1.90
vs Div2-32-10-23-22-11-199.40100.60-1.20
vs EAST11-83-48-410-8-12-4-18-4102.32103.05-0.73
vs WEST10-107-63-49-9-24-7-25-2103.45100.602.85





Oklahoma City Thunder

































































NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall22-1814-68-1216-249-117-13104.78101.153.63
Last 107-34-23-16-43-33-1113.40103.909.50
vs Div5-54-11-42-81-41-4102.5099.802.70
vs EAST9-75-44-38-84-54-3104.63100.004.63
vs WEST13-119-24-98-165-63-10104.88101.922.96





Supergrid






































TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense102.9021101.153
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense103.741699.805
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed46.11239.301
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense104.7818101.796
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense106.3016101.744
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed43.601744.0520


Head To Head Summary



































TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Portland6-45-54-5-1106.5054.3045.6346.4078/2278.30
Oklahoma City4-65-54-5-1108.9054.1045.2641.70106/2726.70





Head To Head Detail


































































































































































































































































DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Nov 5, 2017OKC99POR1033POR210.5UPORPOROKC465044.950324411/337/20116
Mar 7, 2017POR126OKC121-7POR222OPOROKCPOR616755.351.8363911/2310/2574
Mar 2, 2017OKC109POR1141POR223PPORPOROKC605739.549.4404511/2910/2599
Feb 5, 2017POR99OKC105-5OKC218.5UOKCOKCPOR524640.240.8445610/284/1869
Dec 13, 2016OKC95POR114-2POR218.5UPOROKCPush526837.953.844368/278/23910
Apr 6, 2016OKC115POR120-8OKC213.5OPOROKCPOR597247.351.250399/2215/33911
Mar 14, 2016POR94OKC128-7.5OKC217OOKCOKCOKC426634.15939527/279/17410
Jan 10, 2016OKC110POR1157.5POR215.5OOKCPORPOR465248.742425210/2119/4487
Dec 16, 2015POR90OKC106-10OKC207.5UOKCOKCPOR455234.848.1475111/262/1466
Apr 13, 2015POR90OKC101-8OKC217UPOROKCPOR424945.840.635588/234/2118





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Team Last 5 Games




Portland Trail Blazers







































































DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 7, 2018SAN111-110W-1196P/O52.1770.008H
Jan 5, 2018ATL110-89W-7208W/U53.7578.5713H
Jan 2, 2018CLE110-127L8.5216.5L/O46.6768.4213A
Jan 1, 2018CHI124-120W3201.5W/O43.5288.8914A
Dec 30, 2017ATL89-104L-2.5204L/U42.3576.927A





Oklahoma City Thunder







































































DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 7, 2018PHO100-114L-8222L/U46.5157.148A
Jan 4, 2018LAC127-117W-1.5212.5W/O53.6871.4315A
Jan 3, 2018LAL133-96W-5.5214W/O60.2277.7814A
Dec 31, 2017DAL113-116L-8203.5L/O48.3173.9110H
Dec 29, 2017MIL95-97L-6.5208L/U45.7860.007H



Next up:
Portland at Houston Wednesday, January 10
Oklahoma City at Minnesota Wednesday, January 10

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