Portland Trail Blazers vs OKC Thunder NBA Odds and Predictions
The NBA has some interesting clashes lined-up over the weekdays. On Tuesday, Oklahoma Thunder has a huge task in hand when they face a formidable challenge against Portland Trail Blazers in their own backyard.
The hosts are desperate to sort out their inconsistency concerns with the Trail Blazers looking in hot form with a winning streak going on for the side.
Even though this rivalry looks like producing a thriller according to predictions, the recent form suggests a clear upper hand to the Trail Blazers with the Oklahoma based club requiring a huge effort to pull off an unlikely victory.
Portland Trail Blazers vs OKC Thunder NBA Odds and Predictions Summary
Portland Trail Blazers vs OKC Thunder NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Oklahoma City Thunder did get off to a reasonable start with a win against Hornets. But it didn’t settle any nerves as they continuously lost games against stronger sides. On top of this, they were on a small winning streak that was completely outdone by a losing streak, pushing the side to a corner.
In the last 5 matches, they have managed just two victories against reasonably weak sides like Timberwolves and a strong side Bucks but have succumbed when they faced Lakers. Overall, they have registered 11 wins and have lost 15 games in this season slating them to the 14th spot.
Looking at the Trail Blazers’ campaign so far, they didn’t have the best of the getaways with a loss to Utah Jazz. But they put that behind pretty quickly when they picked up wins against Rockets and Lakers in the next two games.
Their January campaign was kind of a mixed bag where they tasted triumphs as well as defeats. On the other hand, this month’s campaign started on a low with a loss to Bucks but recovered well with wins against Magic, 76ers, Cavaliers and Mavericks. This meant that they are hanging in the 5th place with a 0.615 win-loss record so far.
Portland Trail Blazers vs OKC Thunder NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (241 games): Thunder – 123 wins, Trail Blazers – 118 wins.
Playoffs (21 games): Thunder – 9 wins, Trail Blazers – 12 wins.
Previous meeting: Trail Blazers won 118-115 on 23rd April 2019 in a regular season fixture.
Portland Trail Blazers vs OKC Thunder NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Darius Bazley is the power forward in the side who has averaged 11.7 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 18 points along with 5 rebounds in 32 minutes. Gilgeous Alexander is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 50.6% and a 3-pointer conversion of 38.2% so far.
Al Horford who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 14.5 points and 7 rebounds per game in his career.
Luguentz Dort is another important forward who averages close to 11.7 points in every outing. He came up with 19 points and 2 assists against Bucks.
Damian Lillard is the lead guard with an average of 29 points and 7.2 assists in 24 games. He was on fire as he accumulated 34 points and 11 assists against Mavericks.
Enes Kanter who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 11.1 rebounds and free throw percentage of 77.8 in the current season.
Derrick Jones Jr. will be the small forward in the side has to do a lot better than 7.2 points in every outing so far. Robert Covington who looked out of sorts did a decent job in his last outing as he made 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Portland Trail Blazers vs OKC Thunder NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The hosts have a tough task in hand with the visitors looking to bag an important win here on Tuesday. According to FiveThirtyEight, despite dominance by Trail Blazers, their opponents have a reasonable chance of 49% to pull off a victory with the giant side slightly ahead.
Shifting our focus to the outright predictions, the Oddschecker platform has tipped the Portland based side as one of the top 10 favorites to win the NBA title whereas the Thunder stand no chance to live the glory this time around. SMarkets is another platform which has reiterated the same, giving a clear edge to the Trail Blazers.