Tip-Off: 9 PM CT
Location: Moda Center (Portland, Oregon)
Spread: Blazers (-3.5)
Trends Against The Spread
|34-20 (63%)||27-26-2 (50%)|
|17-10 (63%) on the road||14-12-1 (53%) at home|
|26-12 (68%) as underdog or pick||14-12 (53%) as favorite|
|11-5 (68%) as road underdog||11-8 (57%) as home favorite|
|Head To Head|
|2-0 (100%)||0-2 (0%)|
Trends Against The Total
- OKC has hit the over 56% of the time this season.
- The Blazers have hit the over 49% of the time this season.
- The Thunder is 13-14 against the over on the road this season.
- Portland is 16-10-1 against the over on the road this season.
The Thunder is 2-0 against the Blazers so far this season (2-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+3.5)
I’m not quite sure why OKC is the underdog here. Chalk it up to being on the road, I guess. The Thunder has already defeated the Blazers twice so far, and after yesterday’s crazy trade deadline, the Blazers are probably slightly less prepared for this game than OKC is. I like the Thunder to at least cover the small spread, but if Luguentz Dort is ready to go, then I like OKC to win.
Why the Game Will NOT Hit the Over (239.5)
Both of these teams score a lot of points, but in light of the roster shake ups—even though they’re not anything crazy—I think the point total will end up just short of hitting the prediction.
On the Season