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2019 NBA Handicapping
(9-12) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers (9-14)
Date: Sunday December 8th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
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Portland might be playing a little better but they have a lot of ground to make up to be the sure fire playoff team most predicted.
Oklahoma City might be playing a little better than expected, that is how things adjusted after getting rid of Paul George and Russell Westbrook.
Still the focus will be on the backcourt with these two teams. Portland has more going on upfront though.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are coming off a nice win over Minnesota. It went to overtime where they exploded, outscoring the Timberwolves 17-5.
The win is nice of course but the best thing about it might have been that they got big games from several players. 5 scored 20+ points.
The leader of that group was Chris Paul, with 30. That was a season high and if he is going to play like that this team could be a little more than meets the eye.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was just behind him with 29 points. He continues to be reliable scoring 18ppg for the season.
Getting production up front has been a struggle but they got another season high with the 22 points from Steven Adams. When he scores this team can actually be pretty good.
Their roster still does not make sense with Dennis Schroeder filling a gunner’s role and essentially making their three best players all point guards. More often than not it has not been working.
Portland Trail Blazers
The last game was not a good one for Portland. They had been playing better before the Lakers came to town, winning four of five.
Not only did they lose to the Lakers by 23 but they lost starting forward Rodney Hood in the process. Hood is not elite but he was giving them 11ppg and starting a lot of the time.
Hood’s injury makes the pickup of Carmelo Anthony seem that much smarter. Anthony has shown that he still has gas in the tank, averaging almost 17ppg and is a good third option. He can score in lots of ways too and knows how to draw fouls.
The core of the team is still Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Their numbers still look pretty good but the results in terms of wins and losses just haven’t been there this season. This is kind of a must win really.
NBA Betting Trends:
- OKC are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Sun. games.
- OKC are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Over is 26-8-1 in POR last 35 home games.
- POR are 4-9-2 ATS in their last 15 home games.
- Over is 9-4 in POR last 13 Sun. games.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
The Blazers as a small favourite home looks like a really good bet but they have been burning backers all season. That is part of the challenge.
The Hood thing is a minor adjustment that needs to be made. I have always thought that Melo gets a bad rap but now we will see what he really has left.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Trail Blazers -3.5
Take Portland in this spot. A little sleepy in terms of the time but maybe a good option to chase any NFL losses.
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