Thunder vs Trail Blazers: Portland, OKC look to keep the wins coming
Thunder vs Trail Blazers NBA odds, spreads and predictions
When is it? Friday Janurary 4th
What time is tip off? 10:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Moda Center
Which channel is it on? ESPN
Both the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma CIty Thunder seek three wins in a row.
The Trail Blazers (22-16) are coming off a second straight win after taking down the Sacramento Kings 113-108 in overtime.
Each member of the Portland starting lineup scored in double figures.
Jusuf Nurkic had a monster game filling up the stat sheet and totaling a double-double. Nurkic had 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and five steals.
Damian Lillard had a team-high 25 points on 8-of-21 attempts while adding six rebounds and six assists.
Seth Curry contributed 18 points off the bench knocking down a team-high four of six three-point attempts.
The Oklahoma City Thunder (24-13) won a second consecutive game defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 107-100.
Paul George was at the top of his game knocking down 15-of-29 attempts for a game-high 37 points with four rebounds and four steals.
Russell Westbrook put together a triple-double despite a poor 3-for-20 shooting night; Westbrook had 14 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.
Steven Adams also had a big night posting a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has been a force to reckon with defensively, allowing the fourth fewest points in the NBA with (105.4 ppg).
Thunder vs Trail Blazers Spread
Oklahoma City is giving the Trail Blazers 1 point in this matchup.
Although I expect this game to be relatively low scoring, Oklahoma City's firepower of Westbrook and George should be too much for Portland to handle.
Take the Thunder to cover.
Thunder vs Trail Blazers Moneyline
Confident the Thunder can pick up a third straight win? Spending $115 wins $100.
Like Portland to defend home court? Betting $105 would win you $100.
Thunder vs Trail Blazers Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 223.5 points.
Final score prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 110, Portland Trail Blazers 103
Take the under in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
Both Portland and Oklahoma City are two of the best rebounding teams in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers rank third with (48.5 rpg) and the Thunder rank second with (48.8 rpg).
Expect Nurkic and Adams to duke it out in the post, while the winner of this game will be decided by who has the success from beyond the arc.
Portland and Oklahoma City each have to improve from their most recent poor outings from three-point range.
The Trail Blazers made 28 percent of threes against Sacramento, while the Thunder knocked down just 22 percent.