NBA Betting Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers – Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
When: Monday, February 11th at 8:00 PM ET
Spread: Oklahoma City -6.5
BetDSI has the Oklahoma City favored by 6.5 points over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Oklahoma City Thunder enter this game with a record of 36-19 and have won four of their last five games including three wins in a row and are coming off a road win on Saturday against the Houston Rockets by a score of 117-112.
The Portland Trail Blazers enter this game with a record of 33-22 and have won three of their last five games, but are coming off a road loss on Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 101-102. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers are 33-22 and 30-25 ATS. The Portland Trail Blazers will be a playoff team, but I don’t seem them advancing far as the play in a tough conference that is top loaded with talent. They are currently in 4th place in the Western Conference and trail the Golden State Warriors by 6.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Portland is 30-25 ATS overall, 12-9 ATS after a loss, 10-14 ATS on the road and 9-13 ATS as an underdog.
Damian Lillard leads the team in scoring, assists and steals with 1,384 points, 338 assists and 61 steals. Jusuf Nurkic leads the team in rebounds and blocks with 538 rebounds and 82 blocks.
Portland is averaging 113.05 points per game which ranks 10th in the NBA. They are averaging 11.22 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 8th in the NBA. They are averaging 22.89 assists per game which ranks 24th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers are allowing 110.33 points per game which ranks 13th in the NBA. They are averaging 36.39 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 5th in the NBA. They are averaging 6.63 steals per game which ranks 26th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are 36-19 overall and 32-23 ATS. The Oklahoma City Thunder have a chance to make it to the conference finals, but I don’t think they have the talent to beat the Warriors for the conference championship. They are currently in 3rd place in the Western Conference and trail the Golden State Warriors by 3.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Oklahoma City is 32-23 ATS overall, 22-13 ATS after a win, 15-11 ATS at home and 25-20 ATS as a favorite.
Paul George leads the team in scoring and steals with 1,530 points and 125 steals. Russell Westbrook leads the team in assists and rebounds with 526 assists and 521 rebounds. Jerami Grant leads the team in blocks with 75.
Oklahoma City is averaging 115.22 points per game which ranks 5th in the NBA. They are averaging 12.22 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 1st in the NBA. They are averaging 23.35 assists per game which ranks 22nd in the NBA.
The Thunder are allowing 109.78 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA. They are averaging 35.8 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 7th in the NBA. They are averaging 10.29 steals per game which ranks 1st in the NBA.
Oklahoma City gets the win and cover at home
Oklahoma City is a more talented team than the Trail Blazers, but this should still be a good game. Portland is 7-3 ATS in their last ten match-ups with Oklahoma City while outscoring the Thunder by an average of 111.20 to 107.40 points in those games. The Thunder are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Trail Blazers while outscoring Portland by an average of 113 to 110.33 in those contests. I look for Oklahoma City to get the win and cover against the Trail Blazers in the game on Monday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.