The Portland Trail Blazers tip off against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 PM, and this one could end up being a preview for a playoff matchup. It would certainly be a long series, and one that I am hoping for just because of all the talent involved.
Here is the TV info for this one, and would take the Thunder to cover the spread (-6) because of the way Kevin Durant is doing anything he wants at the current moment.
He is looking like the clearcut MVP favorite so far, and it would be well deserved if that is what ends up happening. Think this is the year it will happen for two reasons; firstly because of voter fatigue of voting for LeBron James and secondly because of the 54 points that Durant dropped last week. That could end up being the top point total in a single game this season, and that kind of thing tends to lock into a voter’s mind.
TV: CSN-Northwest, FS-Oklahoma, DTV: 679, 757, 758
Also picking against the Blazers because they looked a little weary in their latest one; they might be going through a little midseason slump and just do not like their chances on the road.
“When they scored 18 points in four minutes,” head coach Terry Stotts said after the loss. “That kind of set the tone for the game. They did what they do very well tonight.”
We will have to see if the result is different tonight, but would not bet on it. One more preview today, and then will hit you with a little bit of Rant Sports hooch-coochie if you play your cards right.