NBA Props 4/5/22: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers

Aleksej Pokusevski OVER 22.5 Points + Assists (-105) at Caesars

Wager: 1 Unit

Pokusevski has been one of the bright spots for the short-handed Thunder as they close out a mostly miserable season, averaging 13.3 points and 5.9 assists over his last 10 games (seven starts).

The second-year big is coming off a spectacular 17-point, 12-assist, 10-rebound triple-double against the Suns, and he’s averaging 15.3 points and 8.7 assists per 36 minutes with both Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) and Josh Giddey (hip) off the floor.

The Trail Blazers are allowing the fifth-highest shooting percentage on the road (48.2), and, unsurprising when considering that weakness, the third-most assists per away game as well (27.1).

Pokusevski posted 11 points and 11 assists against the Blazers just four games ago in Portland, and Chauncey Billups‘ team is allowing an NBA-high 28.3 points and the second-most assists (5.2) to power forwards in the last seven games.