Thunder visit Trail Blazers in NBA clash
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The Trail Blazers will hit the floor running against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Trail Blazers currently sports a record of 33-45, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 34-41-3 ATS. The Thunder are 58-21 and 47-29-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Trail Blazers post a 43-35 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 36-40-3 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Trail Blazers, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Thunder, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 110-98 victory for the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 22-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 6 in the league with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.7 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 116-97 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 213 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Golden State was victimized by Kevin Durant for 31 points as the Thunder defeated the Warriors 116-97 in NBA action on Thursday.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 113-106 loser as they battled the Lakers at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland got 38 points from Damian Lillard en route to a 113-106 loss at the hands of Portland on Wednesday at Rose Garden.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9
A few Thunder at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Portland's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Portland's last 23 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City home to Sacramento, Monday, April 15
Portland at Denver, Sunday, April 14