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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction 1-23-24 Picks

Portland Trail Blazers (12-30) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (29-13)
January 23, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5; Over/Under: +237.5
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The Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Paycom Center on Tuesday night. Here’s a Thunder vs Trail Blazers Prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have been in a real slump as they’ve lost eight of their last 11 games overall and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting dismantled by the Lakers in a 134-110 road defeat on Sunday. Malcolm Brogdon led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, Anfernee Simons added 19 points while Jerami Grant chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot 46 percent from the field and nine of 29 from the 3-point line as they allowed the Lakers to get off to a flyer and just kept falling into a deeper hole as the game wore on.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts

  • The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last 18 road games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The home team has covered the spread in each of the Trail Blazers’ last seven games.
  • Seven of the Trail Blazers’ last eight games at Paycom Center following a road loss have gone UNDER the total points line.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in pretty good shape as they’ve won six of their last eight games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Timberwolves in a 102-97 road win on Saturday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 33 points and six assists on 10 of 22 shooting, Jalen Williams added 20 points while Chet Holmgren chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Thunder shot just 39 percent from the field and eight of 24 from the 3-point line, but this win was more about their defense as they trailed by 12 points in the third quarter before they held the Timberwolves to just 14 points in the fourth quarter to escape with the impressive comeback victory. OKC will take on the Spurs and Pelicans after this game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Facts

  • The Thunder have won each of their last 10 games against the Trail Blazers.
  • The Thunder have covered the spread in each of their last 10 games as home favorites when playing with a rest advantage.
  • Each of the Thunder’s last eight games against opponents who are on the first leg of a back-to-back have gone UNDER the total points line.

Thunder vs Trail Blazers Prediction

The Thunder obviously open as big favorites at home as they’ve been in fine form and just took down the Timberwolves, while the Trail Blazers are mired in a major slump and they just got routed by the Lakers. The line is hefty for this one, but these teams have already met twice this season with the Thunder winning both games by a combined 105. Give me the Thunder to stay hot with another big win and cover at home where they are 16-5 SU.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Oklahoma City -14.5

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