Two red hot teams collide at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday, February 11th, as the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Back To Back Road Games
After going 3-1 SU in a four-game home stand, the Portland Trail Blazers play back-to-back road games before the 2019 NBA All-Star Break. On Sunday, the Blazers head to Dallas to take on the new-look Mavs and then cap their short week with a visit to the equally streaking Oklahoma City Thunder who have lost just once in their last 10 games entering Sunday’s schedule.
Prior to the start of Sunday’s schedule, the Blazers are the 9th-best scoring team in the league at 113.3 points per game. They are ranked 24th in passing with 22.9 points per game and are 3rd in rebounding at 47.6 boards per contest. Portland is allowing its opponents to score 110.3 points per game which is 13th best in the entire NBA.
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 2/11/19
Biggest Come From Behind Win of The Season
The Oklahoma Thunder are coming off their biggest come from behind win of the season on Saturday night as they overcame a 26-point deficit to outlast the Houston Rockets 117-112 in Houston’s Toyota Center. With the win, the Thunder have won nine out of their last 10 games and three in a row/
Oklahoma City is ranked 5th in the NBA in scoring at 115.2 points per game. The Thunder are also 2nd off the glass at 48.0 rebounds per game and are 22rd in passing at 23.3 assists per game. The Thunder have the 12th best scoring defense in the league at 109.8 points per game allowed.
Portland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games played. The Blazers are 2-2 SU in their last four games played. Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games played. The Thunder are 5-0 SU in their last five home games played. Head to head, the Blazers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against the Thunder.
Paul George is on fire right now for the Thunder as PG 13 is averaging 35.4 points per game in his last 10 games played. Russell Westbrook is on a triple-double tear right now with nine straight to tie Wilt Chamberlain’s record.
The Thunder have won 10 out of their last 11 games played. They are on a high after rallying from a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets last Saturday. The Blazers are playing on back to back games, both on the road and are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Mavs. I think Paul George and momentum carry the Thunder here.
I’m picking the Oklahoma City Thunder to beat the Portland Trail Blazers on 2/11/19.
Other Bets To Make
The Blazers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played and are 2-2 ATS in four road games played over that period. The Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games played. Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in five home games played during that stretch. Head to head, the Portland is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games versus the Thunder.
Odds from betonline.ag as of 2/11/19
Portland is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Western Conference, 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. OKC is 4-1 ATS in their last five games when playing on one day rest, 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Both these teams are playing better but the Blazers aren’t as good on the road. The Thunder are the hottest team in the league and and have won their last five games by an average winning margin of 9.6 points. The hotter team wins at home.
Prediction: Thunder -6.5
The over is 8-2 in the Blazers’ last 10 games played. The total has gone over in 12 out of 23 road games played by Portland this season. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 games played by the Thunder. The total has gone over in 16 out of 26 home games played by the Thunder this season. Head to head, the under is 6-3-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
U 231 -110
Odds from betonline.ag as of 2/11/19
The over is 6-0 in the Blazers’ last six games played, 4-0 in their last four games against teams from the West and 6-2 in their last eight games against teams with a winning percentage of over .600. The total has gone under in 12 out of the last 16 games of Toronto and the under is 18-6 in their last 24 home games. These are two top 10 scoring teams but play hard defense against each other. This one should be no different.
Prediction: Under 231