Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Trailblazers vs Thunder Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Portland Trailblazers taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday December 16 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Portland Trailblazers (11-15) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (15-8)
Date: Wednesday December 16
Time: 8 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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After people were wondering what was wrong with the Thunder they have caught fire and have reeled off 5 straight wins. They have a comfortable 5.5-game lead in the Northwest Division, 5,5 games up on Denver and 6 up on Portland, and they are a big 9.5-point home favorite tonight.
The Blazers have won 2 of their last 3 games, but they are still 4 games under .500.
This is the first meeting between these 2 teams this season.
In their last games the Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 104-98 and the Blazers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 105-101.
This season the Thunder are 11-3 at home and the Blazers are 5-9 on the road.
The Blazers rank a respectable 11th in the league in scoring while they only rank 19th in opponents’ points allowed.
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are the 2 leading scorers for the Blazers and with the 2 other leading scorers being small forwards it is key that Portland shoot the rock well from outside. They do not have a great big man with C Mason Plumlee and PF Meyers Leonard each averaging less than 10 ppg.
These teams met last in April with Portland winning 101-90, but that was then they had LeMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant was out with an injury.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are the 2nd highest scoring team in the league and they rank in the middle of the pack (15th) in opponents’ points allowed.
No shock that to keep the Thunder down you have to keep Durant and Russell Westbrook, who are combining to average more than 534 ppg, from having big shooting nights. In the Thunder’s OT win over the Jazz this duo combined for 56 points.
The Thunder have 5 players averaging in double figures and while Durant and Westbrook will get their points the Blazers have to keep other guys from having solid scoring games as well.
The Thunder have won their last 7 home games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PORT is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- PORT is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- OKC is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- OKC is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS loss.
- OKC has an Under record of 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The favorite is 19-7-1 in the last 27 games between these 2 division rivals and that trend will continue tonight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder ATS
Durant and Westbrook at home will too much for the Blazers to deal with, as OKC will win and cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 110 Blazers 98
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