Game: NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder v Portland Trail Blazers Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Thunder vs Blazers Picks & Thunder vs Blazers Predictions
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Start time: 3:30 PM EST, Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
TV Channel: ABC
Best Portland Trail Blazers Lines: -3½ (-110) Spread – BETNOW
Over/Under 225: – XBET
In the NBA playoffs, we will see Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers.
Oklahoma got through the whole season on a streak. They are a streaky team whose performances rely on momentum. And what a momentum they had in the past few weeks- they finished with 5 straight wins and they are entering the playoffs as the 6th seed in the West. Westbrook is averaging triple-double with 22.9 points per game, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists while Paul George is adding 28 points and 8.2 rebounds. Schroder may be the best sixth man of the league as he is averaging 15.5 points and 4.1 assists coming off the bench.
The Portland Trail Blazers have also finished the season well with 14 wins out of their last 17 games. Lillard is one of the best point guards in the league, averaging 25.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game while McCollum is adding 21 points and 3 assists.
The Thunder swept the Trail Blazers during the regular season and even though I think they will eliminate the Trail Blazers, I still believe that in game 1, Portland will be the much better side and Lillard will tear them apart.