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Thunder-Blazers Betting Guide: A Case for the Over/Under

Jan 04, 2019 5:45 PM EST

Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) stand on the court during a free throw attempt against the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter at Oracle Arena.

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers

  • Spread: Pick’em
  • Over/Under: 224
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN

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In Friday’s only national TV game, Russell Westbrook and the 24-13 Thunder will visit Damian Lillard and the 22-16 Blazers.

It’s the first time these division foes have met this year, and the line is set at a pick’em. Is there any value in the spread? What about the total? Our analysts dive in.

Betting Trends to Know

The Blazers have dominated the Thunder against the spread recently, including at home in the Moda Center. Portland has covered six consecutive games against Oklahoma City, covering the spread by 9.1 PPG, including its last four home games against the Thunder.

On the road this season, the Thunder have leaned heavily to the under, going 14-6 (70%), and going under the total by 7.2 PPG. In 2018, the Thunder are the most profitable team in the NBA on the road to the under; across the last three seasons, the under is 63-41-4 (60.6%) in Thunder road games. They’re the most profitable team to the under in that span. — Evan Abrams

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