Tuesday, October 4 2022

Through 1 Quarter

Both the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers have kept the scorekeepers busy with 65 between them one quarter in. Oklahoma City currently holds a 34-31 lead.

The Thunder have been led by center Isaiah Roby, who so far has 12 points and two assists along with four rebounds. Portland has been relying on the performance of guard Brandon Williams, who has 12 points and four assists.

This is the first time Oklahoma City has been ahead going into the second quarter in the past seven games.

Who’s Playing

Oklahoma City @ Portland

Current Records: Oklahoma City 21-53; Portland 27-47

What to Know

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers are set to square off in a Northwest Division matchup at 10 p.m. ET March 28 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

The Thunder were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 113-107 to the Denver Nuggets. A silver lining for Oklahoma City was the play of power forward Aleksej Pokusevski, who had 17 points and five assists in addition to five boards.

Meanwhile, it was all tied up 60-60 at halftime, but Portland was not quite the Houston Rockets’ equal in the second half when they met this past Saturday. The contest between them was not particularly close, with the Trail Blazers falling 115-98. Shooting guard Keon Johnson had a pretty forgettable game, picking up four fouls and turning the ball over five times en route to a 14-point finish.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Thunder are expected to win a tight contest on Monday. They are currently six-for-six against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Oklahoma City is now 21-53 while Portland sits at 27-47. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Oklahoma City is worst in the league in points per game, with only 103.4 on average. The Trail Blazers have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the third most points allowed per game in the league, having given up 114.6 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter — Portland, Oregon
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Thunder are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Thunder slightly, as the game opened with the Thunder as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Portland have won 17 out of their last 30 games against Oklahoma City.

  • Feb 04, 2022 – Oklahoma City 96 vs. Portland 93
  • Jan 31, 2022 – Oklahoma City 98 vs. Portland 81
  • Apr 03, 2021 – Portland 133 vs. Oklahoma City 85
  • Feb 16, 2021 – Portland 115 vs. Oklahoma City 104
  • Jan 25, 2021 – Oklahoma City 125 vs. Portland 122
  • Jan 18, 2020 – Oklahoma City 119 vs. Portland 106
  • Dec 08, 2019 – Oklahoma City 108 vs. Portland 96
  • Nov 27, 2019 – Portland 136 vs. Oklahoma City 119
  • Oct 30, 2019 – Portland 102 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Apr 23, 2019 – Portland 118 vs. Oklahoma City 115
  • Apr 21, 2019 – Portland 111 vs. Oklahoma City 98
  • Apr 19, 2019 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Portland 108
  • Apr 16, 2019 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 94
  • Apr 14, 2019 – Portland 104 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Mar 07, 2019 – Oklahoma City 129 vs. Portland 121
  • Feb 11, 2019 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Portland 111
  • Jan 22, 2019 – Oklahoma City 123 vs. Portland 114
  • Jan 04, 2019 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Portland 109
  • Mar 25, 2018 – Portland 108 vs. Oklahoma City 105
  • Mar 03, 2018 – Portland 108 vs. Oklahoma City 100
  • Jan 09, 2018 – Portland 117 vs. Oklahoma City 106
  • Nov 05, 2017 – Portland 103 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Mar 07, 2017 – Portland 126 vs. Oklahoma City 121
  • Mar 02, 2017 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Feb 05, 2017 – Oklahoma City 105 vs. Portland 99
  • Dec 13, 2016 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 95
  • Apr 06, 2016 – Portland 120 vs. Oklahoma City 115
  • Mar 14, 2016 – Oklahoma City 128 vs. Portland 94
  • Jan 10, 2016 – Portland 115 vs. Oklahoma City 110
  • Dec 16, 2015 – Oklahoma City 106 vs. Portland 90

Injury Report for Portland

  • Justise Winslow: Out (Calf)
  • Greg Brown: Out (Eye)
  • Trendon Watford: Out (Leg)
  • Josh Hart: Out (Knee)
  • Marcos Louzada Silva: Out (Knee)
  • Anfernee Simons: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • Jusuf Nurkic: Out for the Season (Foot)
  • Damian Lillard: Out for the Season (Abdomen)
  • Eric Bledsoe: Out for the Season (Achilles)
  • Nassir Little: Out for the Season (Shoulder)
  • Joe Ingles: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Oklahoma City

  • Derrick Favors: Out (Back)
  • Kenrich Williams: Out (Knee)
  • Darius Bazley: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out for the Season (Ankle)
  • Josh Giddey: Out for the Season (Hip)
  • Mike Muscala: Out for the Season (Ankle)
  • Ty Jerome: Out for the Season (Groin)
  • Luguentz Dort: Out for the Season (Shoulder)

Source: CBSSports.com

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