The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to bounce back when they play the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. All NBA odds can be found on Top Bet Sportsbook.
Up until a week ago it seemed as though the Thunder were almost unbeatable at home. On that night they would lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers and also lose 3 of 4 overall at home after losing just one game there in the first two months of the season. Meanwhile the Trail Blazers looked very impressive in their last game which was the first after the firing of coach Nate McMillan. They beat the Chicago Bulls 100-89 on Friday night in Chicago.
Portland is also on of the four losses that OKC has at home this year when they upended the Thunder 103-93 back in early January. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 30 points and the Blazers dominated the second half in route to the victory. OKC would return the favor when they beat Portland 111-107 in the Rose Garden behind Kevin Durant’s 33 points and Russell Westbrook’s 28 points and 11 assists.
Head to head the Blazers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings and are actually 5-1 in their last 6 ATS in Oklahoma City. The road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 as well. The Thunder are an impressive 19-7 ATS following an ATS loss in their last 26. They are also 9-4 in their last 13 ATS vs. teams that have less than a .400 winning percentage. The Blazers are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. teams with a plus .600 winning percentage and are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games overall.
We will find out if Portland’s win vs. the Bulls was a fluke or a true turnaround for a team that has struggled. Portland has been one of the most disappointing teams in the league all season. We think they will have a couple more good games in them and will be sparked even more by the recent coaching change. While we think the Thunder will win, with the Blazers coming off such a good effort we like them to cover the very large spread of 10 to bet at the best sportsbooks.