The Oklahoma City Thunder (36-38) and Portland Trail Blazers (32-41) meet Sunday at Moda Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Thunder vs. Trail Blazers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Thunder failed to cover the spread as 3.5-point underdogs Friday in a 116-111 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers. Oklahoma City has lost back-to-back games for the 1st time since March 1.
The Trail Blazers failed to cover as 7.5-point home underdogs Friday in a 124-96 loss vs. the Chicago Bulls. G Shaedon Sharpe scored a team-high 24 points in the absence of Portland’s 4 leading scorers.
Oklahoma City leads this season’s series 3-0 straight up and against the spread while the Over has hit in 2 of the 3 meetings. The Thunder covered as 2.5-point road underdogs in a 138-129 win as the Over 240 cashed in the most recent meeting Feb. 10.
Thunder at Trail Blazers odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:04 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Thunder -360 (bet $360 to win $100) | Trail Blazers +300 (bet $100 to win $300)
- Against the spread (ATS): Thunder -8.5 (-112) | Trail Blazers +8.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Thunder at Trail Blazers key injuries
- F Jerami Grant (quad) out
- G Damian Lillard (calf) out
- C Jusuf Nurkić (knee) out
- G Anfernee Simons (foot) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Thunder at Trail Blazers picks and predictions
Thunder 128, Trail Blazers 108
Oklahoma City has won 7 straight meetings vs. Portland and should win again Sunday, but there is no need to pay the higher price on the moneyline when the Thunder should win by margin. Bet the spread and/or total instead.
BET THUNDER -8.5 (-112).
Oklahoma City is sitting at 10th in the Western Conference and has more motivation to play well in this game than the shorthanded Trail Blazers. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 after failing to cover in their previous contest. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and should struggle to keep this game close without their 4 leading scorers.
BET OVER 230.5 (-110).
The Over is 7-2-1 in Oklahoma City’s last 10 games and 5-2-1 in its last 8 after a loss.
The Over has hit in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games and is 7-3 in its last 10 at home. Look for this game to be high-scoring as Oklahoma City blows out the shorthanded Trail Blazers and keeps its playoff hopes alive.
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