Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/28/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (27-47) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (21-53)
Game Info: Monday, March 28, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 223 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 11 of their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing seven of their last eight games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 103.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 24.5 points and 5 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 17.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 17.3 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Josh Hart is averaging 14.5 points and 4 assists. Brandon Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games and 43-21-4 ATS in their last 68 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 13-4-1 in Thunder last 18 overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
You shouldn't be running to the window to back either of these teams, especially in the favorite role. However, the Oklahoma City Thunder are fielding a better roster these days, and they're also 26-11 against the spread on the road and 45-25-4 against the spread on the season. The Portland Trail Blazers are putting the worst roster in the league on the floor, and it's why they're losing their last five games by an average of 20 points while allowing 50.5 percent shooting from the field. I have no choice but to side with OKC here.
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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -2.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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