Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers - 4/3/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (29-19) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (20-28)
Game Info: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -12 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 48 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.8 points and 7.8 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 24.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games as a road underdog and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-16-3 ATS in their last 25 Saturday games. The under is 7-1 in Thunder last 8 road games. The over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall.
The Portland Trail Blazers should win this game given the amount of injuries the Thunder are dealing with, but this is an awful amount of points to lay with both clubs on the end of a back to back. The Trail Blazers also struggle defensively at times and have some bizarre losses, so it's tough to lay big chalk with them with confidence. In fact, this will be just the second time this season the Trail Blazers are a double-digit favorite. I'm not buying it. It's OKC and the points or pass.
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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +12
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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