Trail Blazers at Thunder - 4/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (51-29) at Oklahoma City Thunder (43-36)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, KGW, FSOK
The Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 103 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 assists while Robin Lopez is averaging 9.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Nicolas Batum is dishing 4.9 assists and Chris Kaman is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 46.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have split their last eight games when scoring 100-plus points. The Trail Blazers have lost six of their last nine road games. The Trail Blazers are locked into the fourth seed. LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and 8.6 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 18.3 points and 11 rebounds. Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists and Anthony Morrow is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a Sunday loss to the Pacers in which they allowed 53.2 percent shooting. Nine of the Thunder’s last 10 wins have come on their home court. The Thunder need to win this game if they’re going to make the playoffs. Westbrook is likely suspended for this game.
The Trail Blazers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The Thunder are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Trail Blazers are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Thunder need this game. And I like them to get it as long as Westbrook plays and isn't suspended.