Portland vs Oklahoma City Free Pick

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by Sportsbook Advisor - 4/13/2019 6:52 PM Share
Game 1 - Round 1 - NBA Playoffs - 2019

Really the best and most evenly matched up series in round one of the playoffs, We expect OKC vs Portland to go the distance. In this article we will isolate several betting handicapping items and give our free pick.

Portland is at home and is favored by 3 points in game 1. The total is 225.5
About 2/3 (66%) of all sports bettors have sided with OKC plus the three. Some people even think that the wrong team is favored. But, Portland had a 53-29 record vs OKC's 49-33 record. Portland is also 45-37 ATS. They were an unbelievable 32-9 straight up at home and 23-17 ATS.

OKC is 49-33 SU and 42-40 ATS. They are 22-19 SU on the road and an even 21-21 ATS.

It is true that when OKC played at Portland last they beat them in OT 129-121. That was one helluva game too. Westbrook hit for 37 points and Paul George for 32 and 14 boards. But, will that happen again Sunday? We are not so sure.

Both Portland and OKC average 114 PPG on offense. Portland plays well against offensive teams. They are 18-14 ATS against teams that score 106+ PPG. Whereas, OKC is just 16-19 vs teams that score 106+ PPG in the second half of the season. Portland is 25-19 ATS against teams with a winning record.

I like Portland -3. The crowd will be pumped. The betting public makes Portland a great ATP (against the public) type play. Portland plays well against good teams. And maybe, just maybe, some payback for that last game. Maybe.

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