Check out our free Thunder vs Trail Blazers pick and preview for this NBA game in Portland. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Thunder vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Where: Portland at Moda Center
  • Date: Friday, February 10th
  • Betting Odds POR -3.5, OKC +136 | POR -164 O/U 241.5

So far, the Thunder have put together an overall record of 26-28, while going 34-20-0 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

Oklahoma City is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Lakers. With the 133-130 victory, they also covered the spread as 7 point underdogs. Oklahoma City will look to do a better job putting teams away down the stretch, as they let the Lakers get back into the game after leading by 10 points at halftime. In the win, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 52.9%.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-28. So far, the team has gone 29-26-0 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 118 points per game while allowing 126. This has led to a record of 1-2.

The Trail Blazers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Warriors by a score of 125-122. Heading into the game, they were 2 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Portland went on to win the game, despite trailing by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Damian Lillard, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 38.1% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Thunder averaged 106.5 points per game vs the Trail Blazers. While the Thunder were able to maintain their usual level of production against Portland, the Trail Blazers averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 99.75. The Thunder have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 5-0. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 3 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 217 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Coming into today’s action, Oklahoma City is averaging 117.6 points per contest. This figure places them 3rd in the league. So far, Oklahoma City is averaging 101.9 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. A key aspect of the team’s offensive success is their ability to pair an up-tempo style of play with efficient outside shooting. So far, they are the 11th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Against the Trail Blazers, the Thunder will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 15th in points allowed.

On offense, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in scoring at 30.8 points per game, placing him 5th in the NBA. Overall, Gilgeous-Alexander has hit 50.6% of his shots while accounting for 21.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 3rd in points allowed to point-guards. At 16.3 points per game, Josh Giddey is the 2nd leading scorer for the Thunder. For the season, he is 100th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 48.9%.

The Portland offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 12th ranked offense at 114.7 points per game. The Trail Blazers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. One area that the Portland offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 2nd ranked unit in made free-throw per game.

Against the Thunder, the Trail Blazers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 27th in points allowed.

This season, the Trail Blazers offense has primarily worked through Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 43 games, Lillard is 4th in the NBA at 30.9 points per game. So far, him and Simons have accounted for 44% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 52.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Anfernee Simons is grabbing 2.7 rebounds for Portland to go along with 4.2 assists.

Thunder vs Trail Blazers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Trail Blazers -3.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 241.5