Trail Blazers vs. Thunder - 2/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25) at Portland Trail Blazers (37-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, CSNN, ESPN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers play Friday night at the Moda Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to keep things rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. On the season, OKC is averaging 101.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 98.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.9 points and eight assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is shooting 37.6 percent from the field. The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to fight hard for playoff seeding in the West and keep doing so without their main guy in Kevin Durant. The Thunder are coming off a Thursday overtime game against the Phoenix Suns in which they shot just 38.6 percent from the field and turned the ball over just 10 times.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.1 points and 10.3 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.3 points and 6.2 assists. Wesley Matthews is shooting 45.3 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are just looking for consistency after an up-and-down month or so. The Trail Blazers are allowing just 41.9 percent shooting from the field in their last five games and The Trail Blazers have won 15 of their last 20 games when allowing less than 100 points.
The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The favorite is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
It's hard enough to beat Portland in Portland. Now, the Thunder are playing a rested team after playing an overtime game last night. I'll take the Trail Blazers and the reasonable number.