Durant and the Thunder Continue to Roll

Basketball betting on the Oklahoma City Thunder has been very successful this season.

Kevin Durant is second in the league in scoring and the Thunder are rolling, having won six straight. The Thunder are 30-21 straight up and an even better 32-19 against the NBA betting odds this season.

Basketball betting had Oklahoma City routing Portland 89-77 on Tuesday as Durant had 33 points and 11 rebounds.  The six-game wining streak for Oklahoma City is the longest the franchise has ever had since moving from Seattle.  Taking Oklahoma City on the road in NBA betting has been money in the bank this season.  The Thunder are 15-11 straight up on the road and a sizzling 19-7 against the basketball betting odds.  The Thunder have won as many road games this season (15) than their total from the last two seasons combined.

NBA betting indicated that Kevin Durant now has had 30 games this season where he scored at least 30 points.  Basketball betting stats indicate that he has 25 straight games with 25-plus points, the longest single-season streak since Allen Iverson went 27 straight games in the 2000-01 season. "We're feeling good going into the break," Durant said. "The most important thing is that we come back ready to play after the All-Star break. We need to enjoy the break but come back with that mind set ready to fight through these last 30 games."  Oklahoma City is doing a lot of things right this NBA betting season including playing great defense. They Portland into 24 turnovers in the basketball betting win on Tuesday.  Portland played without All-Star guard Brandon Roy and they looked terrible. "It was bad, a bad effort tonight," Portland coach Nate McMillan said.  Andre Miller had 22 points to lead the Blazers.

Basketball betting had the Blazers making a huge blunder in the 2007 NBA Draft when they took Greg Oden with the top overall pick instead of Durant. They didn’t get a lot of flack for that move but it was obvious that Durant was going to be an NBA All-Star for many years to come and he is proving that point this year. Oden on the other hand can’t stay healthy to even get on the floor.  Now it is Oklahoma City that looks like a serious playoff contender and a basketball betting winner, while the Blazers may not even make the playoffs this season.