Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 19 (12/19): NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 19 (12/19): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Trail Blazers money line -165
Trail Blazers spread -3.5 (-110)
Thunder money line +140
Thunder spread +3.5 (-110)
Over / under 228

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Portland Trail Blazers Oklahoma City Thunder
Record 16-13 9-19
Road  / home record 9-7 6-6
Streak L1 L1
Points per game 112.00 110.78
Points allowed per game 111.22 115.00
Rebounds per game 43.89 46.00
Rebounds allowed per game 41.89 41.56
Over / under record 15-13-1 14-14
 

Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder continue at home and will host the Portland Trail Blazers at the Toyota Center on Saturday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season and Portland won and covered the spread.

 

Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 9-7 on the road so far with a 16-13 record overall ranking 2nd in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers are 3-2 against division opponents. Portland is 3- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.3 turnovers per game.

Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.5 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

In their last 10 games the team is 5-5, averaging 116.3 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder get here with a 10-13 record and are 4-8 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Northwest Division. Oklahoma City is sixth in the NBA scoring 116.8 points per game while shooting 46.4%.

Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points, six assists and 1.8 steals for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort is averaging 14.3 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

In their last 10 games the Thunder are 4-6, averaging 118.3 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.2 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Portland are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Portland are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Oklahoma City.

Portland are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.

Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oklahoma City's last 16 games against Portland.

Oklahoma City are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Thunder have been playing better as they got most of their players back and they just beat two of the best teams in the NBA at home but fell against the Miami Heat. The Trail Blazers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 11-5 ATS on the road so far this season. They already beat the Thunder by 14 points earlier this season so 4 points are not too many to ask. Take the Blazers.

PICK: Blzers -3.5 (-110)

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