The Portland Trail Blazers (17-14) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-18) at Paycom Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. The Trail Blazers are 3.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s over/under is 235.5.
How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -161 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +136 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 235.5 points.
Trail Blazers vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSO
- Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Arena: Paycom Center
Trail Blazers vs. Thunder Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Trail Blazers are 18-12-1 this year. Portland has been the favorite in 13 games this season and has come away with the win eight times (61.5%) in those contests. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over on 16 of 31 set point totals.
The Thunder have played 31 games, with 19 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has gone 11-13 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 45.8% of those games). Thunder games this year have hit the over on 17 of 31 set point totals (54.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: Probable (Calf), Drew Eubanks: Probable (Hip), Damian Lillard: Probable (Wrist), Jerami Grant: Probable (Back), Josh Hart: Probable (Ankle), Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Gary Payton: Out (Abdomen)
Thunder: Josh Giddey: Probable (Illness), Darius Bazley: Probable (Illness), Ousmane Dieng: Out (Wrist), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
On offense, Portland is scoring 112.6 points per game (18th-ranked in league). It is giving up 112.1 points per contest at the other end of the court (12th-ranked). In home games, the Trail Blazers are posting 7.3 more points per game (116.8) than they are in away games (109.5). The Trail Blazers have seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 118.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 5.8 points more than the 112.6 they’ve scored this year.
With a 38.9% three-point percentage this season, Portland ranks best in the NBA. It ranks ninth in the league by sinking 12.9 treys per contest. Of the shots attempted by the Trail Blazers in 2022-23, 60.8% of them have been two-pointers (67.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 39.2% have been threes (32.1%).
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
On offense Oklahoma City is the seventh-ranked squad in the league (115.5 points per game). On defense it is fifth-worst (117.1 points allowed per game). The Thunder are scoring more points at home (117.7 per game) than away (113.6). While the Thunder are averaging 115.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their past 10 games, tallying 114.9 points per contest.
In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is 14th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.6 per game) and 23rd in 3-point percentage (34.3%). In 2022-23, the Thunder have taken 36.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.5% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 27.2% of the Thunder’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 72.8% have been 2-pointers.
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