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Blazers vs. Thunder odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, Feb. 16 predictions from proven computer model

A Northwest Division battle is on tap between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City is 11-15 overall and 4-8 at home, while Portland is 16-10 overall and 8-5 on the road. The Thunder have won seven of the last nine meetings between the teams. 

Portland is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Thunder vs. Blazers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 225. Before entering any Blazers vs. Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model is also up more than $8,400 on top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. Dating back to last season, it enters Week 9 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 83-48 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Trail Blazers vs. Thunder. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Thunder vs. Trail Blazers:

  • Thunder vs. Blazers spread: Thunder +5.5
  • Thunder vs. Blazers over-under: 225 points

What you need to know about the Thunder

On Sunday, the Thunder topped the Milwaukee Bucks, 114-109. Al Horford had 20 points and nine assists in addition to seven rebounds. Justin Jackson finished with 22 points and five assists. The win ended a three-game OKC losing streak. Hamidou Diallo came off the bench to collect a career-high-tying 13 rebounds. 

The Thunder won the first meeting with the Blazers this season, 125-122 on Jan. 25. Oklahoma City has held its opponents to the second-fewest fast break points in the league (9.7 per game). Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) and Theo Maledon (health and safety protocols) are out for Tuesday’s game. 

What you need to know about the Blazers

Meanwhile, the Blazers came away victorious in their matchup against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, 121-118. Damian Lillard shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 34 points and 11 assists. It was his 15th 30-point game this season, the most in the NBA. Portland tied a franchise record with 45 points in the third quarter.

The Blazers have won four consecutive games. Lillard ranks fourth in the league in scoring (29.2 ppints per game). Carmelo Anthony has scored 20-plus points in five of his last seven games. 

How to make Blazers vs. Thunder picks

The model has simulated Thunder vs. Blazers 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Blazers vs. Thunder? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Blazers vs. Thunder spread to jump on Tuesday, all from the model that is on an incredible 83-48 roll.



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