The Oklahoma City Thunder (9-4) will look to extend a three-game road winning streak when visiting the Portland Trail Blazers (3-9) on November 19, 2023 at Moda Center.
The Thunder take the court as 6.5-point favorites against the Trail Blazers. The game features a point total of 225.
Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Odds
Point Spread for Thunder vs. Trail Blazers
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Thunder as the favorite.
Oklahoma City vs. Portland Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Oklahoma City has -258 odds to win the game, while Portland is listed at +210 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- When: Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
- TV: ROOT
Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Thunder have covered the spread in a matchup 10 times this season (10-3-0). This season, Oklahoma City has been favored six times and won four of those games. Games involving the Thunder have hit the over six times out of 12 chances this season.
The Trail Blazers have covered the spread five times in 12 games with a set spread. Portland has been an underdog in 12 games this season and has come away with the win three times (25%) in those contests. This year, Trail Blazers games have hit the over five times.
Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 24.0 points, 6.7 boards and 7.0 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 2.3 steals (fifth in NBA) and 1.0 block. Chet Holmgren is averaging 15.3 points, 1.7 assists and 7.0 boards per game. Luguentz Dort’s numbers for the season are 14.3 points, 1.3 assists and 4.7 boards per contest. Jalen Williams averages 14.3 points, 3.7 boards and 4.0 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks.
Deandre Ayton averages 8.8 points, 14.8 boards and 1.5 assists, making 58.6% of his shots from the floor. Malcolm Brogdon’s averages on the season are 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest, making 44.1% of his shots from the field and 41.7% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per game. Shaedon Sharpe gets the Trail Blazers 18.0 points, 5.3 boards and 2.5 assists per game, plus 1.0 steal and 0.5 blocks. The Trail Blazers get 16.8 points, 4.5 boards and 1.3 assists per game from Jerami Grant.
What you need to know about the Thunder
The Thunder are putting up 118.5 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) this season, while ceding 112.3 points per contest (13th-ranked). The Thunder have been falling short in terms of rebounding this year, ranking third-worst in the NBA in rebounds per game (41.1) and second-worst in rebounds allowed per game (47.6). The Thunder rank 15th in the NBA with 25.4 dimes per game.
Oklahoma City is scoring 120.1 points per game this year at home, which is 3.6 more points than it is averaging when playing on the road (116.5). Oklahoma City is draining 12.2 treys per game this year (16th-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 39.2% three-point percentage (best). Oklahoma City ranks 18th in the NBA with 12.8 treys allowed per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 34.2% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
What you need to know about the Trail Blazers
In 2023-24, the Trail Blazers are worst in the league offensively (103.9 points scored per game) and 12th defensively (111.3 points conceded). On the glass, Portland is 21st in the league in rebounds (43.0 per game). It is 25th in rebounds allowed (46.4 per game). At 21.5 assists per game, the Trail Blazers are worst in the league.
At home the Trail Blazers are putting up 100.4 points per game, 6.0 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (106.4). In 2023-24 the Trail Blazers are third-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.2 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (30.8%). In 2023-24 Portland is third-best in the league in 3-pointers allowed (10.3 per game) and third-best in defensive 3-point percentage (32.9%).
Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Thunder, and we project that Thunder will cover the spread (Thunder -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225 points.
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