Two very interesting and exciting games will take place tonight for NBA Betting fans. The favorite Oklahoma City Thunder (-7) will face the Los Angeles Clippers and later the Houston Rockets travel to Portland to face the Trailblazers (-2½). Both games are crucial for all four teams and their aspirations for the imminent playoffs.
For the Clippers, Rockets and Blazers these games are all about securing home court advantage in the first round of the Playoffs, for the Thunder is to keep on climbing and secure their playoff spot. Both these games are crucial, specially considering how the teams are ranked coming into these games: Houston in the number 3 spot, Portland in number 4, Clippers in Number 5 and the Thunder in Number 8. On paper, the most contested game will be the Rockets vs. Blazers. The NBA Betting line has the Blazers up by a minimum margin, but considering how the rockets have James Harden putting up MVP numbers, this game could be a wild one, but the Blazers are actively seeking to becoming a force on the Western Conference. Expect the Blazers to win, by a slim margin of maybe 4 or 5 points.
The earlier gamer between the Clippers and the Thunder has a different narrative. Both teams are suffering from the absence of a very important member of their roster. The Thunder are minus Kevin Durant, but they have been able to manage due to a magnificent Russell Westbrook. The Clippers on the other hand, have been struggling minus Blake Griffin and their star point guard Chris Paul is banged up as well. Going to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder seems to be a very tough scenario for the Clippers, thus having the NBA Betting Line favor OKC -7. This game’s pick will be a no-brainer, Thunder and the Over. Westbrook is not showing any signs of slowing down.