WILL ROGERS 10* GAME 1 (NBA PLAYOFFS) LETHAL DESTRUCTION
Oklahoma City vs. Portland,
04/14/2019 15:30 EDT,
Score: 99 - 104
Money Line: -153 Portland
The set-up: The Thunder ended the regular season on a five-game win streak. Their reward now is a matchup vs. a Blazers side which defeated it four times this year. Overall the Thunder average 114.5 PPG, while allowing 111.1 (OKC allowed 113.2 over its final five games of the season.) Portland is down its center, but it still closed with three straight wins. Overall the Blazers average 114.7 PPG, while allowing 110.5.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well, but OKC is just 6-8 ATS in its last 14 when playing with three or more days rest, while Portland is 24-17 ATS at home this season and 7-1 ATS in its last eight after scoring 130 points or more. Portland is tough at home and I look for its depth to prove to be too much for the Thunder to handle down the stretch. Beyond its two superstars, OKC lacks punch. I’m playing the home side on the money line.
Portland Trail Blazers (Moneyline)