Basketball sports betting expectations are also high for the Oklahoma City Thunder after their breakout season of last year that has made them a popular basketball betting online commodity.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Portland Trailblazers on Friday night with a telecast on ESPN that is set to start at 9:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have both the side and over/under odds on this matchup so be sure and open an account today.
Portland has a record of 6-3 straight up and 5-3-1 with the NBA lines as 6 of their games have gone under the total. The Blazers are coming off a 100-78 road payout at Detroit and have won and covered 2 of their last 3 games.
Portland is placing an extra emphasis on defense this year and its paying off as they rank 7th in the NBA on that end of the court. Brandon Roy leads the offense with 19.2 points per game while Andre Miller has 7.8 assists per game and Marcus Camby has added 10.7 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma City has a record of 4-3 straight up and 2-5 with the NBA betting odds as 6 of their games have gone over the total. The Thunder is coming off a 109-103 win over Philadelphia as 9 point home favorites. Superstar Kevin Durant is averaging 28.1 points per game.
Portland has paid out in just 1 of their last 6 games when coming off a payout in their previous matchup. Oklahoma City is 44-21 against the spread after failing to get the money in their previous game.
Portland has gone under the total in 6 of their last 8 games against the Western Conference while OKC has gone over the total in 21 of their last 26 games that follow a straight up win.
In this head to head basketball sports betting series Portland has gone over the total in just 3 of their last 18 road games against the Thunder and the series has gone under the total in 10 of the last 13 matchups overall. Portland has paid out in 6 of their last 8 games against Oklahoma City and the road team has covered 4 of the last 5 matchups.