Tip-Off: 8 PM CT
Location: Moda Center (Portland, Oregon)
Spread: Thunder (-6.5)
Trends Against The Spread
|10-3 (76%)||All||5-7 (41%)|
|5-1 (83%) on the road||Location||1-4 (20%) at home|
|4-2 (66%) as favorite||Status||5-7 (41%) as underdog or pick|
|1-1 (50%) as road favorite||Location Status||1-4 (20%) as home underdog|
|0-0 (100%)||Head To Head||0-0 (0%)|
Trends Against The Total
- OKC has hit the over 50% of the time this season.
- Portland has hit the over 41% of the time this season.
- The Thunder is 3-3 against the over on the road this season.
- The Blazers are 1-4 against the over at home this season.
The Thunder went 4-0 against the Blazers last season (2-0 at home, 2-0 on the road).
Why the Thunder Will Cover (-6.5)
The Thunder and the Blazers are in very different places right now. OKC is deep into their rebuild, while Portland is still trying to figure out what stage of chaos they are in. OKC is playing perhaps their best basketball in years, yet it’s still obvious there’s some work to be done.
After a dramatic win over the Warriors last night, the Thunder need to be wary of slipping up against a team that is clearly beneath their level. The Blazers have a lengthy injury report, while the Thunder is healthy. If OKC can at least be competitive in the rebounding battle, I think they could blow this one open early.
Why the Game Will Hit the Over (225)
Portland averages the lowest points scored across the entire league right now, but their defense is pretty solid. They don’t typically see super high-scoring games, but OKC is on a heater right now. The Thunder is fresh off the second game of a back-to-back, so that could mean a lot of things in terms of ability to score, giving up points on the other end, etc. but no matter what, I think this game should hit the over on the point total.
On the Season