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Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder predictions, picks and best bets

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be trying to even up its Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday. Portland won both games at home before the Thunder took Game 3. Game 4 tips off shortly after 9:30 p.m. Eastern at Chesapeake Energy Center.

Odds provided by Bet365; for a full-set of today’s sports betting odds, access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder: By the Numbers

  • The Thunder is shooting just .278 as a team from 3-point range through three games. All three of Paul GeorgeRussell Westbrook, and Dennis Schroder are shooting below .333.
  • George and Westbrook lead the team in scoring at 25 and 23.7 points per game, respectively. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum lead Portland with 30.3 and 26.0. The leading scorer in each of the first three games has finished with at least 30 points.
  • The series ranks fifth out of the eight first-round matchups with an average pace of 101.9 possessions per game for either team.
  • All games have been played within 12 points and Game 3’s 228-point cumulative score marked the highest of the series.

Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder: Best Bet

Moneyline: The Thunder is a -245 favorite at home following its 12-point victory in Game 3. Roll with it to even up the series on home court as the 3-point shooting evens out.

Against the spread: Side with Portland to cover a spread of +6 at -110 as the series stays tight.

Over/under: Game 3 was the first of the series to top Sunday’s total of 223.5. We’ll back the UNDER at -110.

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