Portland at Oklahoma City Betting Spread, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on March 6, 2017 in

The Portland Trail Blazers (26-35) will be in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to take on the Thunder (35-28) in a Northwest Division clash. Portland has won two in a row, including a 130-116 home win over Brooklyn on Saturday. Portland plays at Minnesota on Monday night before heading south to face the Thunder. Oklahoma City has dropped three in a row, including a 104-89 setback in Dallas on Sunday night. Take a look at our NBA lines for this week.

Portland at Oklahoma City Betting Spread, Pick & TV Info

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:00pm ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City
Stream: NBA.tv
RadioPortland / Oklahoma City 

Why should you bet on the Trail Blazers?

Portland beat Oklahoma City at home last week, and they are riding their first winning streak of any kind since January. In their win over the Nets, C.J. McCollum dropped 31 points, and Al-Farouq Aminu nailed five three-balls and finished with 23 points. On the night, Portland went 16 for 25 from downtown and shot 57% from the floor for the night. The Trail Blazers find themselves in a giant logjam in which eighth place in the West is separated from 13th place by just a handful of games. The acquisition of center Jusuf Nurkic from the Nuggets has helped Portland solidify their interior. But can they win on the road against an Oklahoma City team that is ready to end a frustrating week and a half?

Why should you put your money on the Thunder?

Oklahoma City is going through some real issues right now. Russell Westbrook put up 29 points in the Thunder’s loss to Dallas, and he had scored at least 40 games in each of the four games prior to that. However, the Thunder lost three of those five games, and they got outplayed thoroughly b a Mavericks team that has a young center in Nerlens Noel, a young point guard in Seth Curry, and an aging star in Dirk Nowitzki. The worst sign (or maybe the best, if you were waiting for the Thunder to snap out of it) was the technical foul and the flagrant-one foul that Westbrook picked up during a 21-4 run that Dallas put together in the third period. Steven Adams had 19 points for the Thunder, and Enes Kanter chipped in 16. Can the Thunder put things together to beat a Portland team that has won two of the last three meetings between the teams?

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

With the leadership Russell Westbrook has shown this year, I see the Thunder figuring things out at home. I predict a final score of Oklahoma City 120, Portland 114.