Oklahoma vs Portland NBA Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on April 5, 2016 in

On Wednesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers host the Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA action. The Thunder (53-24) are in first place in the Northwest Division but just lost in Houston, 118-110, on Sunday. They face the Nuggets in Denver before heading to Portland to face the Trail Blazers. Portland (41-37) is in second place in the Northwest Division and just took a 136-111 drubbing from Golden State on Sunday night. They face the Kings in Sacramento on Tuesday night before heading home to take on Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Check out the latest NBA betting spread here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Guide

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 10:00pm ET
Where: Sleep Train Arena, Portland, OR
TV: CSCA, CSNW
Radio: KPOJ Rip City Radio 620 AM Portland
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA

Why should you bet on the Trail Blazers?

The Trail Blazers took the brunt of the Warriors’ frustration after Golden State suffered their first home loss of the season to Boston. They are still one of the rising teams in the West, and they have their game against Sacramento to exorcise the demons that built up as they took a 25-point drubbing. C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard have turned Portland back into the same offensive juggernaut that threatened teams last season, and their defense has been better the second half of the season.

Why should you put your money on Oklahoma City?

The schedule is not doing the Thunder any favors right now. Their Tuesday game against Denver will be a trying one, as the Nuggets are an up-tempo team that plays at high altitude. The Thunder have to leave that arena and head west to take on a team that also plays track-meet ball, and they will have more of a risk of fatigue than Portland will. The Thunder are having a difficult time closing games right now on the defensive end, and the Trail Blazers could exploit that.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Portland to continue the mini-funk that has engulfed the Thunder lately. I’m predicting a 118-113 Trail Blazer win.