Trail Blazers vs Thunder Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Monday, December 19, 2022

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The Portland Trail Blazers (17-13) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (12-18) at Paycom Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, December 19, 2022. The Trail Blazers are 4.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s over/under is set at 231.5.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -179 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +152 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Trail Blazers vs. Thunder Betting Trends

In the Trail Blazers’ 30 games this season, they have 18 wins against the spread. Portland has been chosen as the favorite in 12 games this year and has walked away with the win eight times (66.7%) in those games. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over on 15 of 30 set point totals.

In the Thunder’s 30 games this season, they have 18 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has won 10 of the 23 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (43.5%). The Thunder have eclipsed the over/under 53.3% of the time this year (16 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 18 28.3 3.8 7.1 0.8 0.2 4.4
Anfernee Simons 28 23.4 3 4.3 0.8 0.2 4
Jerami Grant 28 21.9 4 2.6 0.8 0.8 2.7
Jusuf Nurkic 27 14.5 9.9 2.8 0.7 0.9 0.7
Josh Hart 28 9.5 8.4 3.8 1.4 0.1 0.7

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luguentz Dort 29 13.9 4.5 2.5 1 0.3 1.8
Jalen Williams 26 10.7 3.2 2.7 0.6 0.4 0.7
Aleksej Pokusevski 27 8.9 5.2 2 0.5 1.4 1.3
Tre Mann 27 8.3 2.6 1.6 0.8 0.1 1.3
Isaiah Joe 21 7.2 2 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.8
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Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Calf), Jerami Grant: Probable (Back), Josh Hart: Probable (Ankle), Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Gary Payton: Out (Abdomen)

Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Probable (Back), Josh Giddey: Out (Illness), Darius Bazley: Out (Illness), Ousmane Dieng: Out (Wrist), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Offensively, Portland is posting 112.3 points per game (18th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 111.7 points per contest on defense (11th-ranked). The Trail Blazers are posting 116.8 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 108.8 points per contest. On offense, the Trail Blazers have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117.5 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 112.3 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Portland ranks best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.8%. It ranks ninth in the league by draining 12.8 three-pointers per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the Trail Blazers have taken 60.9% two-pointers (accounting for 68.1% of the team’s buckets) and 39.1% three-pointers (31.9%).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is 11th in the league offensively (115.3 points scored per game) and fourth-worst on defense (117 points allowed). The Thunder score 117.3 points per game at home, and 113.6 on the road. While the Thunder are scoring 115.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, amassing 112.7 points per contest.

In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is 14th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.7 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (34.3%). The Thunder attempt 63.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.8% of the Thunder’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 27.2% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Thunder, and we project that Thunder will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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