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Trail Blazers visit Thunder in NBA clash

Portland Trail BlazersOklahoma City Thunder
Jan 3, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds


A key NBA battle sees the visiting Trail Blazers travelling to Oklahoma City Tuesday to face the Thunder on Tuesday.

The Trail Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 2-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Thunder are 2-4 ATS. Portland is 2-2 against the total, while Oklahoma City is 3-3 versus the number.

View Portland vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Thunder in this one, they're listed as 5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 198 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunder rated this week at No. 18 and the Trail Blazers sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 106-101 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 7-ranked offense (99.5 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 12 at 94.2 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 46.6% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 93 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland was a 93-88 loser in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 181 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Portland suffered a 93-88 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 23 points from Jamal Crawford in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

The Thunder were a 100-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Thunder wasted a 27-point performance from Kevin Durant as Dallas ran past them 100-87 on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Trail Blazers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Portland's last 16 games when playing Oklahoma City
Portland is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games when playing at home against Portland
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oklahoma City's last 16 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland home to LA Lakers, Thursday, January 5
Oklahoma City home to Houston, Friday, January 6