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Trail Blazers visit Thunder in NBA clash

Portland Trail BlazersOklahoma City Thunder
March 18, 9:30 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

21-23TEAM RECORD33-11

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Oklahoma City and Portland on Sunday, with the host Thunder trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Thunder bring a 33-11 record (24-20 ATS) to the battle against the 21-23 Trail Blazers, who are 21-23 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 22-22 so far and the Trail Blazers go 22-22.

View Portland vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thunder are listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 199.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Trail Blazers, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-100 victory for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 7-rated squad against Portland's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 9 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.6 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland was a 100-89 winner on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Portland got 21 points from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 100-89 victory over Chicago on Friday at United Center.

The Thunder were a 114-105 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Russell Westbrook chucked in 36 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, but they still came up short in losing 114-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 0-10

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few Trail Blazers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Portland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Portland's last 18 games when playing Oklahoma City
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games when playing at home against Portland
Oklahoma City is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Portland home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 20
Oklahoma City at Utah, Tuesday, March 20

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