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Which Thunder Squad Will Show Up vs Portland?

A pair of Northwest Division rivals will do battle on the hardwood Tuesday as the Oklahoma City Thunder welcome the Portland Trail Blazers to Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Xbet opened the Blazers as 8-point road underdogs with a total of 206.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Thunder’s last six games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The visiting team is 2-8 ATS in the last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The Trail Blazers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as underdog.

After beating the San Antonio Spurs, the Blazers are kicking off a four-game road trip tonight. The biggest storyline in this game will be the absence of Damian Lillard, as the superstar point guard continues to recover from a strained right calf. Likely starting in his place will be Shabazz Napier, who has filled in admirably at the one spot with an average of more than 18 points per game as a starter in 2017-18.

Oklahoma City is coming off a 114-100 loss to the lowly Phoenix Suns on Sunday, which was a troubling performance considering this team had been starting to turn the corner after a slow start to the season. OKC went 12-5 SU in December – the best mark of any team in the league – and has the best offensive rating in the league since December 15. The Thunder are sorely missing defensive specialist Andre Roberson, as the veteran has been sidelined with a left kneecap injury.

Home-court advantage has been massive in this series, as visiting teams are a brutal 1-10 SU in the last 11 between the Thunder and Trail Blazers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Portland Trail Blazers opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 204.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 117-103 result in favor of the Thunder is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder currently sport a record of 22-18, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-24 ATS. The Portland Trail Blazers are 21-18 and 19-17-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 17-23 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Trail Blazers have gone 13-26 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Portland injuries news.

The OddsShark betting Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 6 and the Trail Blazers at No. 22 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 18-ranked offense averaging 104.78 PPG, against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 5 at 101.79 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 45.42% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.78% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Trail Blazers grabbed a 111-110 win over the Spurs on Sunday, behind a 25-point effort from C.J. McCollum at Moda Center.

The Thunder wasted a 26-point performance from Russell Westbrook as Phoenix ran past them 114-100 on Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
  • Portland is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Oklahoma City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at Houston, Wednesday, January 10
Oklahoma City at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 10