Thunder at Trail Blazers 1/4/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:15 PM ET

On Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder look to win their third straight when they visit the Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers. The Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday 107-100. Paul George scored 37 points to lead the Thunder in scoring. Oklahoma City outrebounded the Lakers 77-64 and committed just 11 turnovers to 17 for the Lakers.

Portland has won two straight after defeating the Sacramento Kings in overtime on Tuesday 113-108. Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 25 points, with five coming during the overtime period. The Trail Blazers won despite squandering a lead of 14 points at the half and committing a game high 19 turnovers. Paul George is the leading scorer for the Thunder averaging 26.7 points per game. Russell Westbrook is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds and assists with averages of 20.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. The Thunder is shooting 45.5% from the field and 32.0% from 3-point territory.

Damian Lillard is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 26.7 points and 5.8 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkic is the leader in rebounding with an average of 10.5 per game. CJ McCollum is the second leading scorer with an average of 21.1 points per game. The Trail Blazers are shooting 45.5% from the field and 35.6% from three-point territory.

While Portland will likely win and cover this game, the UNDER is the pick. The UNDER has cashed in each of the Blazers last 5 following a straight up win, each of the last 4 following an ATS win and each of the last 4 versus Western Conference opponents. The UNDER has also cashed in 20 of the Thunder’s last 28 on the road. Final Score Prediction, Portland Trail Blazers win and cover ATS but like the under total the best 112-107.

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