Russell Westbrook is doing all he can to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder right now, but his supporting cast simply hasn’t been getting the job done behind him. The Thunder will look to halt a two-game losing streak on Tuesday when they welcome Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers to town. Sportsbooks opened OKC as 6-point home chalk with a total of 222.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in 16 of the Trail Blazers’ last 20 games on the road against the Thunder.
- The Thunder are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games after consecutive losses.
- The total has gone OVER in five of the Thunder’s last seven games at home against teams with losing records.
Westbrook, who’s recorded 30 triple-doubles on the year, can tie Wilt Chamberlain for second place behind all-time record holder Oscar Robertson. Robertson recorded a ridiculous 41 in the 1961-62 campaign.
The Trail Blazers will be fully rested for this game after Monday’s contest with Minnesota was postponed shortly before tipoff due to slippery court issues at Target Center. Regardless, the team was forced to travel to Minneapolis for no reason and now has to immediately fly south to Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City shooting guard Victor Oladipo returned to practice on Monday and is slated to participate in Tuesday’s shootaround. Oladipo hasn’t played since February 15, but Thunder head coach Billy Donovan announced there’s a chance he will see the floor tonight.
The Trail Blazers haven’t been a good play with extended rest, though. Portland is 0-7 SU in its last seven with two days off between games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Oklahoma City Thunder opened as -6-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 222 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds – Shark pick a 112-107 result in favor of the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 35-28 (34-29 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Portland Trail Blazers are currently 26-35 (25-36 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Oklahoma City is 28-31-4 OU and Portland is 34-26-1 OU. This season the Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-28 overall and 34-29 ATS against the number, while the Portland Trail Blazers are 26-35 and 25-36 ATS. As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 28-31-4 on the OU, and Portland is 34-26-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Portland injuries news.
The Odds – Shark betting Power Rankings have the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 14 and the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 18 heading into this NBA contest.
Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City’s No. 12-ranked offense (106.1 PPG) against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 26 at 110.25 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, less than the Portland Trail Blazers have managed so far this NBA season (45.76% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Portland got 31 points from C.J. McCollum en route to a 130-116 victory over Brooklyn on Saturday at Moda Center.
The Thunder wasted a 29-point performance from Russell Westbrook as Dallas ran past them 104-89 on Sunday at American Airlines Center.
- Portland is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Portland is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
- Portland is 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma City is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games at home
- Oklahoma City is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Portland
Next Betting Matchups
Portland home to Philadelphia, Thursday, March 9th
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Thursday, March 9th