Western Conference Battle: Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder

Western Conference Battle: Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder

The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. This is just one of four NBA games on the schedule for Tuesday. The Portland Trail Blazers come into the game fresh off back to back wins. On Sunday – Portland smashed the San Antonio Spurs at home. Portland is 21-18 on the season, and 7th in the Western Conference standings.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5th in the Western Conference. The Thunder are 22-18 on the season, but coming off a road loss in Phoenix. The Thunder are trailing the Minnesota Timberwolves by 2.5 games in the Western Conference standings. The Oklahoma City Thunder are -8 over the Portland Trail Blazers in NBA action on Tuesday night.

Thunder Back at Home

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 14-6 at home this season, but have dropped their last two at home. The Thunder lost to the Bucks and Dallas at home, before going on the road trip to Los Angeles and Arizona. The Thunder saw their point guard Russell Westbrook record his 14th triple double of the season, which is 7 more than LeBron.

The Thunder are watching Westbrook score 24.9 points per game, dish out 10.1 assists per game, and rip down 9.6 rebounds per game. Paul George is second on the team with 20.8 points per game. The Thunder made the postseason a season ago, but fell in the first round to the Houston Rockets.

Portland Looking for Third Straight

Damian Lillard is back for the Portland Trail Blazers. He missed several games, and Portland stayed above water. Now, the point guard is back looking to lead the Blazers, who are scoring 102.9 points per game. The defense for Portland has been fantastic all season long, as they are 6th in the nation with 101.8 points per game allowed.

Lillard and McCollum are the top scorers for the Trail Blazers, and they are one of the top guard combinations in the league. They are combining for more than 46 points per game. Jusuf Nurkic is having a nice season for the Trail Blazers as their big man. He is scoring 14.6 points and ripping down 8 rebounds per game.

Thunder Win at Home

The Oklahoma City Thunder are a tough team to predict. The Thunder play well in games that mean a lot. In fact, the Thunder have been better against teams that are pretty good. Portland is pretty good, so that gives the Oklahoma City Thunder an advantage. Look for Oklahoma City to play much better at home than they did in their final game of the road trip. The Thunder and their offensive firepower are going to win this game. The final bet for the game on Tuesday night is the Oklahoma City Thunder -3 over the Portland Trail Blazers.  Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder -8 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.