Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (37-27) at Portland Trail Blazers (36-26)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, CSNN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.9 points and 10.3 assists while Paul George is averaging 22.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 105.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.5 points and 6.5 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder spent a lot of energy fighting off the Phoenix Suns Friday night, and know they have to play a red hot Portland Trail Blazers squad that's playing well and has their eyes on the No. 3 seed in the West. The Trail Blazers are outscoring teams by 10.6 points in their last five games and have been a covering machine at home as of late. The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to struggle with consistency, and there's sure to be some tired legs are playing such a draining game last night. The Portland Trail Blazers should have little trouble in this spot based on their current form.