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Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
Chesapeake Energy Arena will feature Thunder vs. Trail Blazers action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Oklahoma City battles the Trail Blazers, currently with a 1-0 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Thunder and 1-0 for the Trail Blazers.
The Trail Blazers are listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 203.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 108-96 win for the Trail Blazers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 5-rated squad against Portland's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 6 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 9 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in home scoring.
The Trail Blazers were a 116-106 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles was scorched by Nicolas Batum for 26 points as the Trail Blazers defated the Lakers 116-106 in NBA action on Wednesday.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was an 86-84 loser on the road against the Spurs. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 23-point performance from Kevin Durant, who added 14 rebounds, but San Antonio still ran past Oklahoma City 86-84 on Thursday at AT&T Center.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a win are 1-9
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Trail Blazers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Portland's last 11 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games when playing at home against Portland
Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games at home
Portland at Houston, Saturday, November 3
Oklahoma City home to Atlanta, Sunday, November 4