Thunder get a visit from the Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are already 2-0 both SU and ATS against the Oklahoma City Thunder this season as those teams meet in marquee NBA betting action at the sportsbooks on Tuesday night.
Portland topped Oklahoma City 111-104 as a 2.5-point home favorite on December 4, and then followed that up with a 98-94 road victory over the Thunder as a 6-point underdog on December 31. The OVER/UNDER went 1-1 in those two contests.
This season the Thunder are 31-10 overall and 23-18 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 31-10 and 24-17 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 20-21 on the OU, and Portland is 29-12.
The Trail Blazers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 216.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
This game matches up the No. 3 (Thunder) and the No. 2 (Trail Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 103-102 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.
Portland was a 126-113 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 239 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Trail Blazers got a 27-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who added 20 rebounds, but Houston still ran past Portland 126-113 on Monday at Toyota Center.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 108-93 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 30-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City handed Sacramento a 108-93 defeat on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 1-rated squad against Portland's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 21 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.17 per outing.
Portland home to Denver, Thursday, January 23rd
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Wednesday, January 22nd