Through 1 Quarter
The Portland Trail Blazers are flexing their muscles against the Oklahoma City Thunder, showing why they were favored to win all along. The Trail Blazers are way out in front after one quarter with a 37-23 lead over Oklahoma City. Rip City has enjoyed the tag-team combination of point guard Damian Lillard and shooting guard Anfernee Simons. The former has 12 points and three assists in addition to four boards, while the latter has nine points.
Both Portland and Oklahoma City were victorious their last time out, but right now only Portland is in position to continue that streak. It’s looking like Portland will be able to keep the momentum, but OKC still has three quarters to right the ship.
Portland @ Oklahoma City
Current Records: Portland 16-10; Oklahoma City 11-15
What to Know
The Portland Trail Blazers have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Oklahoma City Thunder and are hoping to record their first win since Nov. 27 of 2019. The Trail Blazers are staying on the road on Tuesday to face off against Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 16 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. If the matchup is anything like OKC’s 125-122 victory from their previous meeting in January, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.
It was a close one, but on Sunday Portland sidestepped the Dallas Mavericks for a 121-118 win. Portland’s point guard Damian Lillard did his thing and shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 34 points and 11 assists.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks typically have all the answers at home, but on Sunday Oklahoma City proved too difficult a challenge. Oklahoma City snuck past the Bucks with a 114-109 victory. The Thunder can attribute much of their success to center Al Horford, who had 20 points and nine assists along with seven rebounds, and small forward Justin Jackson, who had 22 points and five assists.
The Trail Blazers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Their wins bumped Rip City to 16-10 and OKC to 11-15. Allowing an average of 115.19 points per game, Rip City hasn’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming game.
How To Watch
When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Chesapeake Energy Arena — Oklahoma City, OklahomaTV: Fox SportsNet OklahomaOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports App
The Trail Blazers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors have moved against the Trail Blazers slightly, as the game opened with the Trail Blazers as a 7.5-point favorite.
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Portland have won 15 out of their last 26 games against Oklahoma City.
Jan 25, 2021 – Oklahoma City 125 vs. Portland 122Jan 18, 2020 – Oklahoma City 119 vs. Portland 106Dec 08, 2019 – Oklahoma City 108 vs. Portland 96Nov 27, 2019 – Portland 136 vs. Oklahoma City 119Oct 30, 2019 – Portland 102 vs. Oklahoma City 99Apr 23, 2019 – Portland 118 vs. Oklahoma City 115Apr 21, 2019 – Portland 111 vs. Oklahoma City 98Apr 19, 2019 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Portland 108Apr 16, 2019 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 94Apr 14, 2019 – Portland 104 vs. Oklahoma City 99Mar 07, 2019 – Oklahoma City 129 vs. Portland 121Feb 11, 2019 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Portland 111Jan 22, 2019 – Oklahoma City 123 vs. Portland 114Jan 04, 2019 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Portland 109Mar 25, 2018 – Portland 108 vs. Oklahoma City 105Mar 03, 2018 – Portland 108 vs. Oklahoma City 100Jan 09, 2018 – Portland 117 vs. Oklahoma City 106Nov 05, 2017 – Portland 103 vs. Oklahoma City 99Mar 07, 2017 – Portland 126 vs. Oklahoma City 121Mar 02, 2017 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 109Feb 05, 2017 – Oklahoma City 105 vs. Portland 99Dec 13, 2016 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 95Apr 06, 2016 – Portland 120 vs. Oklahoma City 115Mar 14, 2016 – Oklahoma City 128 vs. Portland 94Jan 10, 2016 – Portland 115 vs. Oklahoma City 110Dec 16, 2015 – Oklahoma City 106 vs. Portland 90
Injury Report for Oklahoma City
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Knee)George Hill: Out (Thumb)Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal)
Injury Report for Portland
Rodney Hood: Out (Foot)Harry Giles III: Out (Calf)CJ McCollum: Out (Foot)Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist)Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)
Published: 2021-02-17 01:40:10
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