Free NBA Pick: Thunder vs Trailblazers Lines
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(15-9) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers (12-14)
Date: Tuesday December 13, 2016
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center Portland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -3
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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The Thunder recently had their 6-game winning streak snapped, but they rebounded with a win in their last game. Russell Westbrook also had his streak of triple-doubles end even though he is still averaging one for the season.
The Blazers are reeling losing 4 in a row and the loss in their last game dropped them to 2 games under .500.
In their last games the Thunder beat the Boston Celtics 99-96 and the Blazers lost to the L.A. Clippers 121-120.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder rank 8th in the league in points per game and 17th in opponents’ points per game.
In the win over the Celtics OKC shot a legit 49.4% from the floor and the Celtics shot 44.4%.
The Thunder were ice-cold from deep only hitting on 3 of their 21 3-pointers, but they outscored the Celtics by 7 points in the 4th quarter and grabbed 15 offensive boards.
Westbrook came 4 assists shy of another triple-double with 37 points and 12 boards and the team won even though 2nd leading scorer for the season Victor Oladipo did not score after suffering a wrist injury and he is a question mark for tonight’s game.
Obviously, Westbrook is the player the Blazers have to key on and I am sure they would be happy to see Oladipo in street clothes. The Thunder also have a solid C tandem in Steven Adams and Enes Kanter, who are both averaging in double figures.
The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games facing the Blazers.
The Thunder are 5-4 on the road this season.
The Blazers rank 6th in the league in points per game, but their weakness on the season has been their defense, which only ranks 28th in opponents’ points per game.
In their close loss to the Clippers the Blazers shot a better FG%, dominated scoring in the paint, and had fewer turnovers and they still took the loss.
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points in the loss to the Clippers with 2 other starters and 2 bench players scoring in double figures.
Lillard was 7/17 from the floor and while he did hot 4 of his 7 3-pointers he has been struggling with his shot overall in the last few games.
In their 2nd loss in their current 4-game skid the Blazers only gave up 86 points in the loss, but in the other 3 losses they have given up an average of 118 ppg.
Portland was solid in the paint in their close loss to the Clippers, but they may have a tougher time inside tonight facing the C duo of Adams and Kanter.
The Blazers are 7-4 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- OKC is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- OKC is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- PORT is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
- PORT is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- PORT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
Portland played a solid game last night and still lost.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 218.5
Even back at home they will have trouble with Westbrook and the Thunder will win and cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 115 – Blazers 111
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