Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (9-6) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (6-9)
Game Info: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 13.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.1 points and 6.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The over is 4-0 in Thunder last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 games as a favorite.
Both teams on the end of a back to back, the Trail Blazers have a clear advantage here given that they don't have to travel. The Oklahoma City Thunder have had issues with the better teams in the league all season and their lack of consistent offense continues to catch up to them. The Trail Blazers are banged up, but they've still found ways to win six of their last eight games and know they have to take advantage of games like this if they're going to hold firm in the standings. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.