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Blazers on the Brink of Playoff Berth

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The Portland Trail Blazers enter Wednesday’s schedule as one of the NBA’s hottest teams and have a magic number of one to punch their ticket to the postseason. A home win versus the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday evening would wrap up a postseason berth and continue a sizzling streak of performances on their home floor.

Shark Bites
  • The favorite is 14-3 SU in the last 17 games between these two teams.
  • The visitor is 0-5 SU in the last five games between these two teams.
  • OVER has cashed in four of the Thunder’s previous five games on the road.

The Blazers have won seven-straight games at home and have gone 4-3 against the spread in those contests. They have been on fire on the offensive end of the floor, averaging a whopping 112.14 points per game while their opponents have recorded 99.4 ppg over that stretch.

The two teams have faced each other three times so far this season with the Thunder going 2-0 SU and ATS on their home floor and the Blazers going 1-0 SU and ATS in the one other game at the Moda Center back on January 10.

OKC has already clinched the No. 3 seed and recently enjoyed an eight-game winning streak but have gone 2-2 SU (1-3 ATS) in the four games since. The Thunder posted a 124-102 win as 9-point faves at the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night, but have gone just 1-4 SU in their last five games with no days off in between games.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 109-105 result in favor of the Thunder today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 33-42-3 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Portland Trail Blazers are 44-35 ATS. Oklahoma City is 37-41 vs the betting total points scored; Portland is 43-36. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Trail Blazers - Thunder betting odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power rankings. Portland is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Oklahoma City Thunder sit at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 5-rated NBA squad against Oklahoma City's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 5 in the league with 10.49 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 8.18 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thunder blew out Denver on Tuesday, running up the score in a 124-102 win at Pepsi Center.

Maurice Harkless scored 20 points and added 20 rebounds for a double-double, leading Portland over Sacramento, 115-107, on Tuesday at Sleep Train Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 8-15-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games
  • Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Sacramento, Saturday, April 9th
Portland home to Minnesota, Saturday, April 9th