Thunder vs. Blazers Prediction
After an exciting Game 1, how will Game 2 between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder play out tonight at 10:30PM ET?
535 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 536 Portland Trail Blazers
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
10:30PM ET – Moda Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blazers are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2 points against the Thunder. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 222 points. The public betting for the contest has 65 percent going on Oklahoma City on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Thunder fall short
Oklahoma City put up a game effort in the series opener on Sunday, but lost the contest in the closing seconds, 104-99. The loss snapped a five-game win streak for OKC. The Thunder are 49-34 on the season, 22-20 on the road, 42-41 against the spread and 42-40-1 with the under.
The Thunder struggled to find a flow offensively on Sunday, going just 37 of 93 from the floor and 5 of 33 from the arc. They also had 16 turnovers. Russell Westbrook put up another triple-double of 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Paul George added 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Blazers take Game 1
Portland grinded out a hard-fought Game 1 victory, 104-99. The Blazers have won four straight while covering the spread in their last two. Portland is now 54-29 on the season, 33-9 at home, 46-36-1 against the spread and 43-38-2 with the over.
The Blazers knocked down 11 3-pointers in the win on Sunday. Damian Lillard hit a distant trey in the closing moments of the game to lift Portland to the win. Lillard finished with 30 points while CJ McCollum had 24 points. The real unsung hero of the game was Enes Kanter, who had 20 points and 18 rebounds. His filling in for Jusuf Nurkic could help the Blazers go a ways in the postseason.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 road games and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 conference games.
The Blazers are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games on 1 day of rest, but just 8-24-2 ATS in their last 34 conference quarterfinal games.
While Oklahoma City didn’t shoot well in Game 1, there is no guarantee that will shoot for Game 2. OKC isn’t a great shooting team outside of George, and he is a little banged up. Kanter really showed his value for Portland and how important his acquisition is. I think he is going to continue to play well and neutralize Steven Adams on both sides of the floor. I will take Portland to hold on to their home-court advantage tonight as the Thunder continue to struggle to find their offense.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -2