The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers collide at the Moda Center on Sunday night.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in great form as they've won six of their past seven games and they will be aiming for a fifth straight victory after outlasting the Warriors in a 130-123 overtime road win last night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 40 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Chet Holmgren added 36 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while Jalen Williams chipped in with 22 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 52 percent from the field and eight of 23 from the 3-point line as they rallied all the way back from an 18-point deficit in regulation, before they held the Warriors to just six points in overtime to earn the gritty victory.
Oklahoma City Thunder Team Facts
- The Thunder have won each of their last eight games against the Trail Blazers.
- The Thunder have failed to cover the spread in each of their last nine games as road favorites against Northwest Division opponents following a win.
- Eight of the Thunder's last nine games after coming off overtime have gone OVER the total points line.
Portland Trail Blazers
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have been in horrid form as they've now lost six in a row following their 107-95 home defeat on Friday. Jerami Grant led the team with 24 points, DeAndre Ayton added 17 points with 12 rebounds, Shaedon Sharpe added 17 points while Skylar Mays chipped in with 15 points and eight assists. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot just 40 percent from the field and 10 of 37 from the 3-point line which was actually good enough to stay within striking distance of the Lakers until the fourth quarter where they managed just 20 points. Sharpe had a rough game handling the ball as he finished with a career-high 10 turnovers for the game.
Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts
The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last 13 games against teams that held a winning record.
- The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last 10 home games against teams that held a winning record.
- Seven of the Trail Blazers' last eight home games against Northwest Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.
The Thunder are coming in with the same squad from last night, whie the Trail Blazers are still missing Malcolm Brogdon, Ish Wainright and Scoot Henderson. The Thunder are clearly the teamin better form and I'm not worried about them playing on zero days' rest after last night's win. The Trail Blazers are just too banged up at the moment to hang in the contest, so I will back the Thunder to get the job done on the road.