Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-22-19




Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-22-19

Portland Trail Blazers (28-19) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (27-18)

Date : 01/22/2019
Time : 8:00PM
Location : Chesapeake Energy Center

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder welcome the Portland Trailblazers to the Chesapeake Energy Center on Tuesday night. The Thunder are coming in on a one-game win streak but have gone 5-5 in their last ten. Portland is bringing a 7-3 record in their last ten and are winners of two in a row. These two teams met in early January at the Moda Center where the Trail Blazers were looking to make it seven in a row over the Thunder before Paul George went for 37 points leading to a 111-109 victory.

Portland Trail Blazers's Latest Performance :

The Portland Trail Blazers are 4.5 games back and are even with the Thunder in the West. Their last game against the New Orleans Pelicans improved their home record to 20-7 after a 128-112 victory behind Damian Lillard’s 22 points and 8 assists. Anthony Davis was the high man for the Pelicans scoring 27 points and hauling in 7 rebounds. Coach Gentry has been unhappy with the Blazer defense even when they win. They are allowing too many points but managed to hold the Pelicans in check and coasted to an easy when midway through the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma City Thunder's Latest Performance :

The Oklahoma City Thunder have some serious talent on their team but haven’t quite hit their stride yet. They recently lost two in a row to the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers before defeating the Philadelphia 76ers in dramatic fashion 117-115. It was supposed to be the Westbrook and Embiid show but Paul George ended up stealing the spotlight with a catch and shoot 3-pointer from out of bounds to take his point total to 31 and win the game. Butler had a chance as he drove the ball into traffic and fired up a desperate 3-pointer that didn’t find the bottom of the net.

How Portland Trail Blazers & Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Thunder are 24-21 ATS overall

Thunder are 11-10 ATS at home and 13-11 ATS away

Trail Blazers are 25-22 ATS overall

Trail Blazers are 17-10 ATS at home and 8-12 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The Thunder and Blazers match up well on several levels. Their leading scorers are averaging 26 points per game, the overall team stats for points for and points against are virtually the same, and their records are mirror images of each other. The difference between these two teams in this particular match-up is the Blazers 8-12 road record and the Thunder are 14-7 at home. This should be another exciting game that just may come down to the wire yet again.

Betting trends for Portland Trail Blazers:

  • Blazers are 6-13 as an underdog

  • Blazers are 15-16 in conference games

  • Blazers are 15-12 after a win

Betting trends for Oklahoma City Thunder:

  • Thunder are 13-7 as home favorite

  • Thunder are 3-4 in division games

  • Thunder are 16-14 in conference games

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