Everyone knows Russell Westbrook is a triple-double machine, and the point guard can match Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most triple-doubles in a season when the Oklahoma City Thunder renew acquaintances with the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Sportsbooks opened the Blazers as 1.5-point home chalk with a total of 220.
– Shark Bites
- The Thunder are 0-5 SU in their last five games on the road against the Trail Blazers.
- The Trail Blazers are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games.
- The Thunder are 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in their last four games on the road.
Westbrook, who’s scored over 40 points in each of his last two triple-doubles, dropped 43 points, 11 boards and 10 assists in Tuesday’s 109-106 triumph over the Utah Jazz. His five 40-point triple-doubles this year ties James Harden (also this season) and Oscar Robertson (1963-64) for most in NBA history.
The Blazers’ season has never truly gotten off the ground, and things aren’t looking any better in the stretch run. Portland ended a four-game road trip with a 1-3 SU record in the wake of a 120-113 overtime setback to the Detroit Pistons, committing 24 turnovers, with the starting backcourt of CJ McCollum (six) and Damian Lillard (four) coughing the ball up the most.
OKC has been a reliable wager when the Thunder and Trail Blazers have gotten together lately, as the Thunder are 6-2 ATS in the last eight affairs between the Western Conference foes.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Portland Trail Blazers opened as -1.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 220 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
A 112-105 result in favor of the Thunder is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Oklahoma City Thunder have seen them go 35-25 and 34-26 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Portland Trail Blazers are at 24-35 and 23-36 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 33-26, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-30-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Oklahoma City injuries news.
The betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark have the No. 13-rated Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the No. 15-rated Portland Trail Blazers in this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rank No. 2 in the league with 46.47 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 10.2 per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rate No. 24 with 8.47 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Utah was victimized by Russell Westbrook for 43 points as the Thunder defeated the Jazz 109-106 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Damian Lillard was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 11 rebounds but Detroit still won, 120-113, over Portland on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
- Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games
- Oklahoma City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Portland is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
- Portland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Portland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Oklahoma City
Next Betting Matchups
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Friday, March 3rd
Portland home to Brooklyn, Saturday, March 4th