Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 1/22/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder (28-18) will look for their third straight win when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers (28-19) from the Chesapeake Energy Arena tonight in Western Conference matchup.

The Thunder are third in the Western Conference and have split their last 10. They are a half-game ahead of Portland, who have won their last three but are 7-3 in their last 10. The Blazers have been climbing up the standings and a win over Oklahoma City would put them in third place.

Last time they played, it was the Thunder narrowly winning 111-109 on January 4. Paul George led both teams with 37 points, and Damian Lillard had 23 points.

TV Schedule

Date: 01/22/19
Time: 8:00pm ET
Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Channel: NBA TV

Portland Trail Blazers Starting Lineup

PositionStarter
PGDamian Lillard
SGCJ McCollum
SFMaurice Harkless
PFAl-Farouq Aminu
CJusuf Nurkic

Blazers Analysis

Portland Trail Blazers

After losing two straight, the Blazers went on a three-game winning streak with big wins over the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans, and a 109-104 win over the Jazz yesterday.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts will have to monitor the minutes of his starting backcourt of Lillard and C.J. McCollum after they played heavy minutes yesterday.

Things looked bleak for the Trail Blazers when they only managed 15 points in the second quarter, but they came out of the half refreshed and put up 39.

Defensively, Portland allowed Donovan Mitchell to score 36 points, but they limited the other starters.

Lillard led Portland with a near triple-double, finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.

Blazers Quick Links: Blazers Starting Lineup, Blazers Roster, Blazers Depth Chart, Blazers Injuries, Blazers News, Blazers Schedule

Oklahoma City Thunder Starting Lineup

PositionStarter
PGRussell Westbrook
SGDennis Schroeder
SFTerrance Ferguson
PFJerami Grant
CSteven Adams

Thunder Analysis

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City has bounced back after an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers to win two straight. On Saturday, they had a two-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers, and yesterday they topped the New York Knicks 127-109.

Unlike Portland, only two starters played over 30 minutes with the Thunder coasting to the win after outscoring the Knicks by 16 points in the first quarter.

Paul George continued his hot streak with 31 points, and Dennis Schroeder, who has played well as of late, finished with 17 points. Russell Westbrook played just 29 minutes and still nearly managed a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.

Thunder Quick Links: Thunder Starting Lineup, Thunder Roster, Thunder Depth Chart, Thunder Injuries, Thunder News, Thunder Schedule

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Odds

The Thunder are six-point favorites to win tonight’s game at home. The over/under is 227 points and OKC is live on the moneyline at -235 after opening at -245.

Oklahoma City is 14-7 at home and 22-15 as the favorite. Portland is 9-12 on the road and 7-12 as the underdog.

Odds & Line Movement Links: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Vegas Odds (All NBA Games Today)

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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks

Russell Westbrook ($12.5k) and Damian Lillard ($9.3k) are studs for tonight’s game. Westbrook is expected to finish with 56.68 fantasy points on FanDuel tonight. Lillard is projected for 43.97 points.

Jerami Grant ($6.4k) and C.J. McCollum ($6.5k) are fantasy values worth picking up. Grant is projected for 28.72 points on FanDuel, and McCollum is slated for 30.03.

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