Thunder vs. Blazers Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 3/7/19 NBA Predictions

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder be able to go on the road and get past the surging Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 10:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

549 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 550 Portland Trail Blazers

Thursday, March 7, 2019

10:30PM ET – Moda Center

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blazers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Thunder. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 232.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on the Blazers at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Thunder struggling

Oklahoma City is in a really rough stretch, as the Thunder have lost six of their last eight and failed to cover the spread in all eight. Oklahoma City is 39-25 overall, 17-16 on the road, 33-31 against the spread and 32-32 with the over/under total.

The Thunder are putting up 115.3 points per game on offense while shooting 45.8 percent as a team. Defensively, OKC is giving up 111.2 points per game while holding opponents to 46.1 percent shooting. Paul George is leading the team with 28.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is adding 22.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 10.7 assists per contest.

Blazers end cover streak

Portland is coming off a 120-111 loss at Memphis on Tuesday. The loss snapped a 7-game cover streak. The Blazers are 39-25 on the season, 24-8 at home, 37-27 against the spread and 34-29-1 with the over.

The Blazers are averaging 113.6 points per game on offense while shooting 46.6 percent as a team. Defensively, Portland is giving up 110.2 points per game while holding opponents to 45.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 25.9 points and 6.4 assists per game while CJ McCollum is adding 21.1 points per contest.

NBA Betting Trends

Oklahoma City

The Thunder have failed to cover in seven straight conference games and in four straight against winning teams.

Portland

The Blazers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six following a loss and 5-0 ATS in their last five against winning teams.

Prediction:

The Blazers have been playing like the better team lately and I think they will be the better team tonight at home. The Thunder have won all three meetings this year, covering in all three, but they are in a funk right now. Their defense isn’t holding up and that is important for them to win games. Their shooting isn’t strong enough to overcome that. Portland has plenty of scoring, so the Blazers should expose the OKC defense.

NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -4

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