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Thunder try to clap-back vs up-and-down Blazers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a date in Portland to face the Blazers and are trying to bounce-back after a tough loss at home to Boston. The Thunder opened as -2.5 point favorites and will need a huge effort from their Big-Three if they plan to escape with a win.

SHARK BITES
  • Portland is 0-5 ATS in its last five games.
  • Oklahoma City Is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games vs Portland.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 9 games at home.

Incorporating two new studs into your franchise must be tough to adjust to (just ask Dwyane Wade), and it’s shown with OKC’s average play. The Thunder are 4-4 SU and ATS this season and Russell Westbrook is still trying to find chemistry with his two new all-star teammates. You wouldn’t know from Westbrook’s play statistically (still averages 19 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists) but there’s something missing from OKC’s style of play early this season. If you still feel strongly that the Thunder stomp the Blazers tonight, take the OKC moneyline, which is hovering around -130.

Portland is another team in the Western Conference that are hard to get a read on. Although they’re nowhere near most experts’ top-five to win the championship, the Blazers still are deadly at the Moda Center and haven’t had a losing record at home in a season since 2006-07. And they know how to play like winners. The Blazers are 5-2 SU this season when they come into a game as a favorite. The Blazers’ moneyline opened at +125 and bettors should seriously consider placing a wager on them to hold serve at home.

Scoring shouldn’t be an issue for these two teams. Five players between the two franchises average at least 20 points per game this year and both teams average over 105 points per game. The total opened at 209 and the OVER should be an easy bet to place a wager on.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Portland Trail Blazers opened as 4-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 208 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 108-101 victory for the Thunder. 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 Portland Trail Blazers currently sport a record of 5-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-5 ATS. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-4 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Trail Blazers post a 4-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 2-6 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Portland Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 1 and the Oklahoma City Thunder sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rank No. 18 in the league with 43 per game. That compares with Portland's No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is the NBA's No. 14-ranked team at 10.56 per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rate No. 8 with 11.12 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Paul George poured in 25 points and chipped in with 25 rebounds in a losing cause for Oklahoma City on Friday, as the Celtics rolled to a 101-94 victory over Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Trail Blazers got a 32-point performance from Damian Lillard as Portland handed Los Angeles a 113-110 defeat on Thursday at Moda Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
  • Portland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Portland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Portland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Sacramento, Tuesday, November 7th
Portland home to Memphis, Tuesday, November 7th

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