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(21-18) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (21-18)
Date: Tuesday January 9th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OKC -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 204.5
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Injury Update: Damian Lillard (calf) ruled out for Tuesday.
The Portland Trail Blazers are looking to extend their win streak to three games, as they take to the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Trail Blazers recently beat the San Antonio Spurs in a nail biter at home their last game. The Thunder are coming off a disappointing road loss to the Suns, 114-100 a few night’s ago. There should be not shortage of excitement in this matchup.
The last time the Trail Blazers and Thunder took the court against each other, was earlier in the year, with the Trail Blazers getting the 103-99 win. This game should be just as close.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are looking to built off a great team win at home against one of the best teams in the NBA. Portland held on to win, 111-110 in a hard fought home win. The Trail Blazers were led by Maurice Harkless who finished with 23 points.
Portland was without all star guard, Damian Lillard again in the win. The Trail Blazers shot 52.2 percent from the field and 35 percent from three point land against San Antonio. Rebounding was an issue again for Portland despite the win. They were out rebounded, 52-43.
In the first matchup against the Thunder, the Trail Blazers shot 50 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three point land in the win. The Trail Blazers also turned the ball over 23 times, but out rebounded the Thunder 56 to 43 leading to the four point win.
On the defensive side of the ball, Portland is one of the best in the NBA in points allowed. The team is allowing 101.8 points per game this season. Good enough for 6th in the NBA the year. Portland held the Thunder to just 99 points on 44 percent shooting in the first meeting.
As the season progresses, the Trail Blazers seem to be getting better. One more big man and the Portland could be taken serious in the West.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the most electrifying teams to watch in the NBA, but their record has yet to prove they are a top four team in the Western conference. The Thunder lost their most recent game by 14 points to the Phoenix Suns.
The Oklahoma City Thunder shot a terrible 29 percent from three point land, going 8 of 27 in Phoenix. If Oklahoma City is going to beat the Trail Blazers in the rematch game, they must shoot better from three. Oklahoma City shot 11 of 33 from deep against Portland from three in the first game.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Thunder are allowing 101 points per game this season, ranking Oklahoma City, third in points allowed this year. OKC did a good job holding Portland to 104 points the first game. Expect a solid defensive effort again in the rematch.
NBA Betting Trends:
- POR are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in POR last 8 vs. NBA Northwest.
- OKC are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest.
- OKC are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games.
- Home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
- Favorite is 16-7-1 ATS in the last 24 meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
Portland will be without Damian Lillard again. He had 36 huge points for the Trail Blazers in game one. Without Lillard, Maurice Harkless will be called upon to pick up the scoring load.
Oklahoma City is not going to forget what happened in game one, and they also won’t forget Damian Lillard destroyed them in the last matchup. Look for Russell Westbrook to have a monster game in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -8.5
Without Lillard in the lineup, the Thunder should have no problems at home. Take the Thunder at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 115 – Trail Blazers 95
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