Thunder vs. Blazers Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 4/23/19 NBA Predictions

With the series moving back to Portland, will the Blazers find a way to finish off the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two meet up tonight in Game 5 at 10:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

503 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 504 Portland Trail Blazers

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

10:30PM ET – Moda Center

TV: TNT

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, 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 221 points. The public betting for the contest has 84 percent going on Portland as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

OKC stumbles at home

Oklahoma City suffered a 111-98 loss at home in Game 4 on Sunday. The Thunder now are down 3-1 in the series as they have been held under 100 points in all three losses. The Thunder are now 50-36 on the season, 22-21 on the road, 43-43 against the spread and 44-41-1 with the under.

The Thunder went back to struggling offensively in Game 4, as the team shot just 33 of 88 from the field and 15 of 40 from the arc. Russell Westbrook laid another egg in the series, putting up just 14 points on 5 of 21 shooting. He did add nine rebounds and seven assists. Paul George led the team with 32 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but he has been battling a shoulder injury that seems to have him off his top game.

Blazers bounce back

Portland bounced back from the Game-3 loss with the impressive 13-point road victory on Sunday. The Blazers have now won six of their last seven coming into tonight. Portland is 56-30 on the season, 34-9 at home, 48-37-1 against the spread and 44-40-2 with the over.

The Blazers shot very well from the arc (15 of 35) and from the line (22 of 23) in Sunday’s win. That proved to be the difference. Damian Lillard put up 24 points with eight assists to lead the Blazers while CJ McCollum had 27 points. Al Farouq Aminu added 19 points and nine rebounds.

NBA Betting Trends

Oklahoma City

The Thunder are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six against Northwest opponents and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.

Portland

The Blazers are 21-8 against the spread in their last 29 games playing on 1 day of rest and 43-21-1 ATS in their last 65 home games.

Prediction:

The Thunder just haven’t looked good in this series. George doesn’t look his best and I am not sure if Westbrook is pressing for that reason, but he can’t hit much of anything right now. If Westbrook continues to struggle, OKC has no chance. I don’t like their chances going on the road against this Portland team, that has a leader in Damian Lillard that looks ready to really shine this postseason. The Blazers will have improved offensive numbers at home, while I think the Thunder will struggle once again and see their season end.

NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -4

Loading...

NBA Headlines

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his ''Mamba'' nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball ...
  • The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue D...
  • B.J. Armstrong might have played a role in the Chicago Bulls getting their 1996, 1997 and 1998 titles - even though he wasn't on those teams.
    Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat ...
  • BEIJING (AP) Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold sinc...
  • Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84.
    Storm said her father died at Emory University H...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail The Best NBA Players for the 2019-20 Season This year’s season, even though it had to undergo an indefinite pause due to the unexpected coronavirus pandemic, was a big season for the NBA, with...
Thumbnail NBA Criticized for Testing Players NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes to “salvage” the 2019-20 season, but also noted that he does not know if or when the season will resume. Can the league season...
Thumbnail Fears Exist NBA Season Could be Lost According to a report by ESPN.com, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of not return to league play until mid-to-late June. And that’s reportedly...
Thumbnail Bucks still favored to win NBA Finals The NBA is currently in an indefinite hiatus, but oddsmakers and the league still anticipate a 2020 champion being decided at some point, and they see three...
Thumbnail NBA Shutting Down for 30 Days? While league owners have been reportedly encouraging the commissioner to reconsider, Adam Silver says that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus and use the time to...