The Thunder and Trail Blazers are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ROOT. The Trail Blazers will host the game at Moda Center in Portland, OR. The Thunder are favored in this Northwest division showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 226 points.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5
This game will be played at Moda Center at 9:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-100 in favor of the Thunder.
- Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will the Thunder Find a Way to Win on the Road?
In today’s game against the Trail Blazers, the Thunder aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 9-4. The team is currently 4th in the Western Conference, and they are also 3rd in the Northwest division.
The Thunder have covered the spread successfully in their previous four games and maintain an overall ATS record of 10-3. During this season, Oklahoma City has a 4-2 record against the spread as favorites and 6-1 as underdogs.
The Thunder recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 130 points against the Warriors. This output exceeded their season average of 118.5 points per game. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading the team in scoring at 29.8 points per contest. Jalen Williams has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17.5 going into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Thunder’s defense is giving up an average of 112.3 points per contest.
Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 50.7% and 34.8% from three-point territory.
No Pressure for Portland as Home Dogs
Facing the Thunder, the Trail Blazers currently hold an overall record of 3-9 and aim to end their six game losing streak. Across 12 games, the Trail Blazers have a 1-6 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 2-3 record in non-conference games.
Portland’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 5-7 for the season. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 4-3, as opposed to a 1-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
Coming off their recent game, the Trail Blazers offense tallied 95 points in a matchup against the Lakers. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.4%, and they made 10 threes. On offense, Trail Blazers has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 43%. So far, they are 19th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 79%.
At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 12th, allowing 111.3 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Trail Blazers are forcing 15.6 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 13th in blocked shots at 5.3 per game.