Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (11-15) vs Portland Trail Blazers (16-10)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.2 points and 7.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.8 points and seven rebounds. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and Luguentz Dort is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Thunder are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Trail Blazers last 9 overall. The under is 27-12-2 in the last 41 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Portland Trail Blazers are the better team and they're finding ways to win despite their injuries, but they're also not a team that's steam rolling opponents and see a lot of games come down to the wire. The Oklahoma City Thunder are losing, but they're only losing their last five games by an average of 0.6 points and they're still a profitable team that's 15-10-1 against the spread on the season. The Trail Blazers should win, but this line is a bit steep. Give me the points.