NBA Betting: Thunder On Road Back-To-Back
The schedule-makers have delivered a busy weekend for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder visit the Phoenix Suns on Friday before packing their bags and heading to Portland to face the Trail Blazers on Saturday.
Oklahoma City enters the weekend 4-1 straight up in its last five but has dropped four in a row against the spread. The Thunder are also 2-6 ATS in their last eight on the road. When playing back-to-back games this season, they’re 4-7 SU and 3-8 ATS in the first half, and 6-5 SU and ATS in the second.
Phoenix recorded its first and only win in February last time out, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-102 as a 3-point underdog at Bovada Sportsbook to snap a 10-game losing streak.
In the lone matchup between the Thunder and Suns this season, Phoenix delivered a surprising 114-100 upset win as an 8-point underdog. Phoenix has won its last three vs the Thunder, all as the underdog.
Before getting the Thunder on Saturday, Portland faces the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday. Entering that matchup, the Trail Blazers have won four straight at 3-1 ATS. At home, where they’ll face the Thunder, they’re 11-1 SU and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12.
Portland is 2-0 SU and ATS vs the Thunder this season and has won four in a row against Oklahoma City overall, all as the underdog.
The Indiana Pacers also have an interesting weekend ahead, as they face two potential playoff foes in the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.
Indiana heads into the weekend having lost its last two both SU and ATS. Both games this weekend are on the road, and in the Pacers’ last nine road games they’re 3-6 ATS.
Milwaukee is also having a hard time lately. The Bucks have lost three straight SU and ATS, and they’re 1-5 ATS in their last six. At home they’ve dropped five straight ATS and they’re 2-10 ATS in their last 12.
The Pacers and Bucks have split the season series with a win apiece so far. In their last six against Indiana, the Bucks are 4-2 SU and ATS.
Washington continues to win without John Wall, going 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS in the last seven. Oddly, the Wizards haven’t been as good at home, where they’re 5-6 SU and 4-7 ATS in their last 11.
In the lone matchup between the Pacers and Wizards this season, Washington won 111-102 as a 3.5-point underdog. However, in their last nine games in Washington, the Pacers are 6-3 SU and 8-1 ATS.