Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 210 points.
Oklahoma City comes in with a 4-4 record after a 101-94 home loss to the Celtics. Portland is 5-4 following a 113-110 home victory against the Lakers. Portland won three of four meetings straight up and ATS last season. The total went 2-2.
Paul George had 25 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Boston. Russell Westbrook accounted for 19 points, 11 assists and six rebounds. Carmelo Anthony added 10 points and 14 rebounds. Oklahoma City was outscored 64-39 in the second half.
Damian Lillard hit a game-winning 3-pointer with under a second remaining in the win over Los Angeles. He finished with 32 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jusuf Nurkic had 28 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals. CJ McCollum added 22 points and five assists. Portland outscored the Lakers 41-25 in the first quarter and held on after LA mounted a comeback.
The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings. Portland is 0-4 ATS in its last four home games.
These two teams have efficient scorers and are capable of playing at a fast pace. Games between the two teams have gone over with regularity in recent years and we expect this to be another high-scoring game.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: THUNDER/TRAIL BLAZERS OVER 210