Trail Blazers vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 1/23/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (29-13) vs Portland Trail Blazers (12-30)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5 -- Over/Under: 237.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 8 of their last 11 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers recently beat the Nets and Pacers, while losing to the Lakers. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.8 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 4th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (89.9%) this season.
  • Malcolm Brogdon ranks 21st amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.0%) this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder rebounded from losses to the Clippers with wins over the Jazz and Timberwolves. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 121.7 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points and 6.3 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 18.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.2) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.4).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.9).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (107.5).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.1).

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

The Portland Trail Blazers are as healthy as they've been in a while, and I'm never a fan of laying massive numbers in the NBA. However, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been money making machines for us all season with their 28-14 ATS record, and they've won 10 straight games against the Trail Blazers with covers in 9 of those games. When the Trail Blazers and the Thunder met last week, OKC won 139-77. It's hard to look in Portland's directions given the form of both teams and the history between these teams overall. Give me the Oklahoma City Thunder in another beat down.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5

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