Trail Blazers vs. Thunder Prediction
The Trail Blazers keep rolling, picking up yet another victory last night in Utah, upsetting the Jazz as a 5-point underdog. The Trail Blazers find themselves in the underdog role again on Tuesday night when they take on the Thunder at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will they cash for bettors again?
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Thunder are 5.5-point favorites to beat the Trail Blazers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 227 points and as of this writing, 64% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the point spread.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
C.J. McCollum had a tough time offensively Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 14 points (6-of-17 FGs, 0-of-1 FTs) with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes. After shooting a combined 15-of-25 from the field in the two games prior, McCollum shot just 35.3% from the field Monday night. Since scoring 30 points in Portland’s January 11 win over the Hornets, a game in which he shot 12-of-20 from the field, the sixth-year guard has shot 37% or worse from the field in three of his last five outings. A top-75 player in 9-category leagues over the last two weeks, McCollum’s shooting 50% from the field during that stretch.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Russell Westbrook finished one assist shy of a triple-double vs. the Knicks on Monday, scoring 17 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists, one triple and three turnovers in 29 minutes. The Thunder took care of business early which kept every starter under 31 minutes except for Jerami Grant. RWB entered Monday's game hitting 41.4% from the field and 64.2% from the line, so his fantasy owners will be relieved he had a strong showing today (6-of-12 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs). Those percentage categories and turnovers (4.5) are the reason why he's sitting outside the top-50 in standard leagues, but he shoots up the ranks when you punt one or two of those.
NBA Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.
The Thunder are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in six of their last seven games versus the Thunder and the underdog is 5-1 against the number in the last six meetings between these two teams. Portland has also covered in four of its last five road games, is 6-1 against the number in its last seven games overall and is 4-1 ATS in its last five conference games. No reason to fade the Blazers at this point. They’re hot and catching points. Let’s ride them.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers +5.5