Thunder vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks 3/6/24

Portland Trail Blazers (17-43) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (42-19)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +12.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 7 of their last 9 games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. Here’s a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder recently beat the Suns while losing to the Spurs and Lakers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.9 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points and 6.5 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.1 points and 4 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers recently lost to the Timberwolves and Heat, while beating the Grizzlies. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.7 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 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 rank 3rd in the league for total steals + blocks (197) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.8).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for H2 points per game this season (53.0).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (12.5).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.8).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction

The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to win games, and they're running into a Trail Blazers squad they've beaten up over the years. The Thunder have won 10 straight against the Trail Blazers and have covered 8 of those wins. OKC is also 38-22 ATS on the season, which makes them the second best covering team in the NBA. Only the Magic have had more cover success this season than the Thunder. The Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. Massive line, but there's a lot pointing toward the Thunder. I'll lay the points with OKC on the road.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -12.5

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