This Sunday, there is a matchup between two Western Conferences team in the NBA as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers will face off at about 9:00 PM. This will be the third meeting between these teams this season and it will take place at the Moda Center.
Portland Looks For Another Home WinThrough 23 games this season, the Portland Trail Blazers have been a very underwhelming team in the Western Conference. The Trail Blazers were expected to compete for a playoff spot when the season started and they are nowhere near the eighth spot in the standings with a 9-14 record. The Trail Blazers have struggled regardless of location but they are 4-5 at home which is a bit surprising due to their usual dominance at the Moda Center. Now, Portland will look to get back to .500 at home with a victory in this game.
Leading the Trail Blazers offensively is star guardDamian Lillard who looked great so far this season. He is leading his team with 26.7 points per game. In addition, he is averaging 7.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game so he has made an impact several ways. Now, Lillard will look to lead his team to another victory against the Thunder on Sunday.
Hustle ➡️ fast break ➡️ bucket pic.twitter.com/6y4lZAhrK4— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 7, 2019
Portland's most underrated player is centerHassan Whiteside who has been solid so far this season. He is averaging 15.4 points per game along with 12.5 rebounds per game. In addition, he is also averaging a team-high 2.1 blocks so he has the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
- Thunder are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
- Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games.