Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trailblazers NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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On National television on Monday night the NBA schedules a nice competitive pro basketball game as the Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Portland Trailblazers.

The 18-5 Thunder and 14-10 Trailblazers will hook up in the Pacific Northwest in Portland at 10PM Eastern Time and you can watch it live over NBA TV.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker has the road team favored as the Oklahoma City Thunder is lined at -1 point with an over under of 196 ½ points.

The Thunder sits 9-4 straight up on the road this season with Portland an impressive 11-1 on their home court. Oklahoma City has dropped a road game at the Trailblazers back on January 3rd in a 103-93 defeat. In that game Portland was getting +4 ½ points on the betting board. The Trailblazers got to the free throw line 36 times and made 29 free throws in the win. Oklahoma City All Star Kevin Durant had a forgettable game as he made just 8 of 26 shots for 19 points total.

This will be OKC’s second game of their current five game road trip. They opened up the trip with a 107-96 road defeat to the San Antonio Spurs back on Saturday night. The Thunder struggled guarding Tony Parker that night as the San Antonio veteran scored 42 points on Oklahoma City. The Thunder is the third scoring and shooting team in the NBA as the club averages 100 points and 47% shooting from the floor.

Portland has been solid at home. Not only have they won 11 of 12 on their home court this season. They have pounded opponents by 9 points or greater in 10 of 11 home games this campaign. On their home court the Trailblazers average nearly 106 points and shoot 47.3% from the floor and 37% from the three point line. The team is coming off the 117-97 home win on Saturday night to the Denver Nuggets. OKC will have their hands full defending Portland as six Trailblazers average in double digit scoring. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team with a 23 point per game average and 51.5% shooting. Gerald Wallace is making 49% of his shots this season with nearly 14 points per game.

The teams have played to three straight unders in their past three meetings. Portland has played under the total in six of their past eight games.

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