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Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/18/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1-18-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/18/2020 – The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost two straight games and hope to avoid another and not get into a losing streak. They are hosting the Portland Trail Blazers in their home court at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Fox Sports Oklahoma is going to air this game on television while NBA League Pass subscribers and SofaScore will feature the game via online live streaming on Sunday, January 18 at 9 pm Eastern Time. NBA Brackett Betting sees the Thunder owning the slight edge over the Blazers on this match.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/18/2020

When: January 18, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +4 (-110) 221.5 o (-107) +167

Oklahoma City Thunder
-4 (-110) 221.5 u (-107) -192
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Portland Trail Blazers Betting

After winning two straight games against the Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets, the Trail Blazers lost to the Dallas Mavericks in their latest game, 112-120. Damian Lillard had a tremendous game with 34 points and 10 assists in that game. Carmelo Anthony had 22 points while Hassan Whiteside finished with 21 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks while shooting 9-of-10 from the field. The scary part is that CJ McCollum could miss this game against Oklahoma City after logging in almost 12 minutes. It is now time for other players from the Blazers roster to step up and Kent Bazemore is expected to take more load the next game. Anfernee Simons has been good so far off the bench as he is also seen to take some of McCollum’s production.

Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 40 GP 40 GS 36.7 MIN 26.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.6 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.8 AST/TO 24.58 PER

C. McCollum SG 41 GP 41 GS 36.2 MIN 21.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4.1 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.13 PER

C. Anthony PF 27 GP 27 GS 31.9 MIN 16.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.2 DR 6.3 REB 1.4 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 1.7 TO 3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 14.11 PER

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

The OKC Thunder lost their past two games namely with the Toronto Raptors and recently with the Miami Heat. Danilo Gallinari was the team’s leading scorer with 27 points, six rebounds and dropped seven triples in that game. Shai Gilleous-Alexander and Dennis Schroeder had 18 minutes and eight assists each while Chris Paul finished with 14 points and six assists. Nerlens Noel tried to fill in for Steven Adams who missed this game but he was underwhelming with 10 points and six rebounds. With some players missing from their core, they still have enough tools to battle the Trail Blazers but the huge question is, who will try to contain Hassan Whiteside from grabbing more boards?

Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 41 GP 41 GS 35.4 MIN 20 PTS 0.7 OR 5 DR 5.7 REB 3 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 1.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.85 PER

D. Gallinari PF 35 GP 35 GS 30.4 MIN 18.8 PTS 0.6 OR 5 DR 5.5 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 1.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.69 PER

D. Schroder PG 40 GP 0 GS 30.7 MIN 18.3 PTS 0.3 OR 3.4 DR 3.8 REB 3.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.47 PER

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/18/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland’s last 9 games.
Portland are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games.
Portland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Portland’s last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Portland are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games this season.
Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Portland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games.
Oklahoma City are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City’s last 11 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games when playing at home against Portland.
Oklahoma City are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
Oklahoma City are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Thunder are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Oklahoma City are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games played in January.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard PG Illness is probable Saturday vs Oklahoma City
CJ McCollum SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Skal Labissiere PF Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Gary Trent Jr. SG Illness left last game, is “?” Saturday vs Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder

Danilo Gallinari SF Rest is OUT Saturday vs Portland
Steven Adams C Knee is “?” Saturday vs Portland
Abdel Nader PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Portland
Terrance Ferguson SF Illness is OUT Saturday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Oklahoma City Thunder
16-24-2 Against the Spread 26-14-1
19-22-1 Straight Up 18-23
111 Points per Game 109
113 Points Allowed per Game 107
44.91 Offensive FG% 46.7
81.33 Offensive FT% 79.84
35.83 Offensive 3PT% 34.25
44.44 Defensive FG% 45.65
76.26 Defensive FT% 80.16
36.39 Defensive 3PT% 34.91

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

The Thunder are in this game carrying the upper hand over the Trail Blazers who are most probably missing CJ McCollum for this game. Online Betting thinks that the Thunder will walk away in this game with the win and prevent a losing streak from happening.

Moneyline: The Thunder are much favored to win and will carry an ML of -192 for this game while the Trail Blazers are at +167.

ATS: It is four points separating the teams across the spread with the Trail Blazers at +4 while the Thunder are on the other side with -4.

TOTALs: The total expected to reach in this game is 221.5 with the Trail Blazers going over while OKC is going the opposite way of under.

Score Prediction: 115 – 109 Thunder