Trail Blazers vs Thunder Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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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.

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

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.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 235.5 points.

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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%).

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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 19 28.3 3.8 7 0.8 0.2 4.5
Anfernee Simons 29 23.2 3 4.2 0.8 0.2 4
Jerami Grant 29 22 4.1 2.7 0.8 0.8 2.6
Jusuf Nurkic 27 14.5 9.9 2.8 0.7 0.9 0.7
Josh Hart 29 9.6 8.3 3.9 1.3 0.1 0.7

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 28 31.3 4.6 5.8 1.7 1 1
Luguentz Dort 30 13.9 4.4 2.4 1 0.3 1.7
Jalen Williams 27 10.8 3.3 2.8 0.6 0.4 0.7
Aleksej Pokusevski 28 8.8 5.3 2 0.5 1.4 1.2
Tre Mann 27 8.3 2.6 1.6 0.8 0.1 1.3
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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%).

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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.

Trail Blazers vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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