Thunder host Trail Blazers in basketball action

Portland Trail BlazersOklahoma City Thunder
March 24, 7:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

33-36TEAM RECORD51-19

The visiting Trail Blazers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena against the Thunder.

The Thunder bring a 51-19 record (40-27-3 ATS) to the battle against the 33-36 Trail Blazers, who are 33-33-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 33-34-3 so far and the Trail Blazers go 37-32. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Thunder were listed as 12.5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 206 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Thunder and the No. 19-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 109-99 win for the Thunder on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 6-rated squad against Portland's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 12 in the league with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.4 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland won its last outing, a 104-93 result against the Hawks on March 22. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Wesley Matthews scored 28 points for Portland on Friday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 104-93 victory over Atlanta at Philips Arena.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 97-89 result against the Magic on March 22. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Oklahoma City got 25 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 97-89 victory over Orlando on Friday at Amway Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Brooklyn are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Trail Blazers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Portland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
Portland is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Portland's last 23 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
Oklahoma City is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games when playing at home against Portland
Oklahoma City is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 27
Oklahoma City home to Washington, Wednesday, March 27

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