Thunder play host to the Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers already have one win both SU and ATS against the Oklahoma City Thunder this season as those teams meet in marquee NBA betting action on Tuesday night.
The Trail Blazers topped the Thunder 111-104 as a 2.5-point home favorite in their first meeting of the season on December 4 in an OVER result. The Thunder, though, are 7-3 SU and 6-3-1 ATS in their 10 most recent games against the Trail Blazers.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder are 25-5 so far on the season, and 17-13 ATS vs. the number. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are 24-7 and 18-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 16-14 and the Trail Blazers go 24-7 on the totals.
The visitors opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 212.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Trail Blazers taking on the No. 1-rated Thunder in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-101 win for the Thunder on Tuesday.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 110-108 loser as they battled the Pelicans on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Damian Lillard went off for 29 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New Orleans defeated Portland, 110-108 at New Orleans Arena.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 1-rated squad against Portland's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 22 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.32 per outing.
Portland home to Charlotte, Thursday, January 2nd
Oklahoma City home to New Jersey, Thursday, January 2nd