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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-28) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers (29-19)
Date: Saturday, April 3rd
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder +555 | Blazers -713
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -11.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 227.5
On Saturday, April 3rd the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers will meet for the third and final time this season. Each team has won a contest with the Thunder winning the first match on January 25th (125-122) and the Blazers winning the February 16th contest 115-104.
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the clubs with 123 wins in 242 meetings. Last season, the teams played four times with each club winning two of the contests.
Oklahoma City Thunder
With the majority of the typical starting rotation sidelined due to injury, the Thunder have remained shockingly competitive.
The thing is while the franchise is happy to watch the development of their youngsters they’re equally happy to lose games in order to improve their lottery ball position.
After using their size to beat the Raptors on Wednesday, their former captain Chris Paul brought them back down to earth on Friday with a thorough and complete drubbing.
As for the development projects the team’s two rookies carried the Thunder offensively. Theo Maledon led the way with a career-best 33 points plus five rebounds, three assists, and a steal while hitting five of his seven 3-point attempts.
Aleksej Pokusevski returned from missing games due to contact tracing showing no rust as he posted 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a steal while hitting four of his six 3-pointers.
Justin Jackson (15) and Kenrich Williams (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis), Luguentz Dort (concussion protocol), Darius Bazley (shoulder), Al Horford (shut down for the season), Ty Jerome (ankle), and Mike Muscala (ankle) are all expected to miss this game.
Portland Trail Blazers
A four-game win streak came to a crashing end versus the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday as Portland fell 127-109. The game was uneven with the Bucks easily taking the first (34-21) and third (37-20) quarters.
The Blazers were forced into the position of chaser battling back the entire match and did cut the double-digit deficit to two in the third quarter but Milwaukee went on a 19 to 7 run to pull way ahead. Portland cut the lead to 12 in the final frame, never getting any closer.
Damian Lillard led the way for the Blazers with 32 points plus four rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block.
CJ McCollum and Robert Covington each scored 18 while Jusuf Nurkic was a point shy of a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds.
It was an off shooting night for Norman Powell who collected 12 points on 5 of 15 from the field and also the first Blazers’ loss since he was traded to the team.
Nassir Little (thumb) is day-to-day. Zach Collins (ankle) remains out with no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Blazers are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Since both squads played on Friday they enter with a similar fatigue level. The Thunder performs well against opponents who don’t rebound well.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers ATS
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