Trail Blazers vs. Thunder - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (26-11) at Portland Trail Blazers (15-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +7 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, CSNN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday at the Moda Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 7.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.5 points and 9.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four straight road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Portland Trail Blazers could use some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 100.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.7 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.1 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.8 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last 10 home games.
The Thunder are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland and 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Thunder continue to struggle due to Westbrook and Durant being the only consistent scorers. I've said it time and time again that I like this Portland team and think a run is coming eventually. I'll take the points here.