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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time Monday February 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 -- Over/Under: 231
TV Channel
NSNW, FSOK
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NBA | Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win here after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.1 points and 6.4 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing three rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost four of their last six road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28.3 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.2 points and 11.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won their last five home games.

The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 12-4 in Thunder last 16 overall. The over is 6-0 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall.

Despite dropping two meetings back in January, the Portland Trail Blazers have still won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The problem is the Trail Blazers aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, as they entered yesterday losing by an average of 4.3 points on the road and are fresh off blowing a monster second half lead to the Dallas Mavericks. The Oklahoma City Thunder are not only the hottest team in the league and winning by an average of 9.6 points in their last five games, but they're winning by an average of 7.5 points at home this season. I just don't trust Portland on the road, especially after a brutal loss last night. Give me OKC and the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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