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Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Odds are against Shaedon Sharpe and the Portland Trail Blazers (32-41), who are a 9.5-point underdog when they hit the court against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-38) on March 26, 2023. The matchup features a point total of 232.

Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Thunder odds to win: -439
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +343
  • Spread: Thunder (-9.5)
  • Total: 232

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW and BSOK

Who Will Win Thunder vs. Trail Blazers?

Thunder and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Thunder are a perfect 2-0 against the spread when favored by 9.5 points or more this season.

The Trail Blazers are 2-3 against the spread when an underdog by 9.5 points or more this season.

These teams average a combined 231.6 points per game, 0.4 fewer points than the over/under of 232 set for this game.

Oklahoma City and Portland have seen its opponents average a combined 0.5 more points per game than the point total of 232 set in this game.

The average over/under the Thunder have had in their games this season is 1.7 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average total in Portland’s games this year is 1.6 fewer points than the point total of 232 for this outing.

Oklahoma City’s ATS record is 45-28-1 this season.

The Trail Blazers are 33-39-1 ATS this season.

Thunder Stats & Insights

The Thunder have a +79 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.1 points per game. They’re putting up 117.4 points per game to rank fifth in the league and are allowing 116.3 per contest to rank 19th in the NBA.

The Thunder pull down 43.8 rebounds per game (12th in the league) while allowing 46.7 per contest to their opponents. They are outrebounded by 2.9 boards per game.

Oklahoma City connects on 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league), while its opponents have made 12.9 on average.

The Thunder average 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (14th in the league), and allow 111.1 points per 100 possessions (10th in the NBA).

The Thunder have scored at a much higher clip when playing at home than on the road in the 2022-23 season (121.1 at home versus 113.6 on the road), though they have allowed fewer points in home games than in road games (115.4 opponent points per home game versus 117.2 on the road).

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers put up 114.2 points per game (15th in league) while giving up 116.2 per outing (18th in NBA). They have a -148 scoring differential and have been outscored by two points per game.

The 40.9 rebounds per game Portland accumulates rank 26th in the league, 1.5 fewer than the 42.4 its opponents grab.

The Trail Blazers connect on 13 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league), while their opponents have made 12.2 on average.

The Trail Blazers record 113.3 points per 100 possessions (11th in league), while allowing 115.3 points per 100 possessions (26th in NBA).

Portland is putting up more points at home (117.9 per game) than away (110.6).

Thunder Key Players to Watch

The Thunder get 16.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists from Josh Giddey.

Gilgeous-Alexander puts up 31.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

The Thunder get 2.2 three-pointers per game out of Isaiah Joe.

Gilgeous-Alexander has recorded 1.7 steals and one block per game.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Sharpe tallies 8.3 points per game. He also adds 2.6 rebounds per outing and 0.8 assists per contest.

This season, Drew Eubanks is averaging 6.1 points, 1.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Sharpe hits 1.1 treys per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defensive effort gets a lift from Matisse Thybulle (1.1 steals per game) and Eubanks (1.1 blocks per game).

Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Trail Blazers (+ 9.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (232)

  • Prediction:
    Thunder 117 – Trail Blazers 115

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