Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Playoffs game 4. The Thunder look to tie the series after losing the first two games in Portland and winning the first of two at home. It was not easy for the Thunder to play as a visitor in Portland. In neither of the two games could they exceed 100 points scored. The Trail Blazers played well in the third game, but lost by twelve points. The Trail Blazers on offense showed strength.
Oklahoma City Thunder: At home we fix the problems.
The Thunder closed the regular season with 27 wins and 14 home losses. 5-5 in the last 10 games at home of the regular. The two defeats in the playoffs were lethal, but the team knew how to recover. In the third game they won the first half, but the second just won by two points.
At home the Thunder is scoring an average of 114.6 points per game. During the playoffs the average is also high with 104.7 points per game, 37.04 FG points, 81.2% free throw shots, 7.77 three pointers. The defense allows 98.1 points on average since 2011.
The ATS record in the playoffs at home is 26-27-0. Last year was the last round with the Jazz, 2-1-0 in the spread and in the victories. This is the first time they have played against the Trail Blazers in the playoffs. In the regular season this year they beat the Trail Blazers twice at home. For more than 10 points at home game.
Portland Trail Blazers: Waiting for the return home.
The Trail Blazers did everything right during the first two games at home. But on the road they always did poorly throughout the season. Just eight victories in the first twenty games on the road of the regular. In the third game the reserves did not have the same performance, they only scored 20 points. Lillard did not reach 40 points and McCollum just scored 21.
In the regular season the Trail Blazers were scoring an average of 111.1 points per game. The offense is the sixth in the league this season. During the playoffs the team scores only 95.8 points per game on the road. The record is 5-28 in the playoff games. The defense allows up to 106.5 points per game on the road.
The ATS record in the playoffs on the road is negative with 10-22-1. The team has not won a game on the road during the playoffs since 2016. The last win was in the third game against the Clippers 108-98. Eight consecutive defeats. 2-6-0 in the spread during those eight games.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers 04/21/2019 is: take the Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5 (Point Spread).
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