Nov 8th, 2012 by PJ LaFerla
Just two betting matchup are slated for this Thursday, November 8 in NBA action, as the OKC Thunder travel to Chicago to meet up with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Clippers take their game on the road for a contest against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Here is a breakdown for each game:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls
Betting Line: Thunder -2 1/2, Over/Under 190 1/2
Tip Off: 5:05 PM EST
The Thunder have mounted just two wins against the spread in their last 8 tries, with one of their last six coming on the road. However, they are 10-3 straight up in their last 13 games played against the Bulls.
The Bulls have covered just one game out of their last five played at the United Center, but they have won four of their last six matchups straight up. Additionally, the Bulls have kept the final score under the posted total in 8 of their last 11 games played at home.
Free Pick: Over 190 1/2
Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
Betting Line: Clippers -1, Over/Under 202 1/2
Tip Off: 10:35 PM EST
The Clippers have won just three of their last ten games on the road straight up, and failed to cover 5 of 7 when playing Portland. The Clippers are the number three team in the league in field goal percentage, shooting 49.6%.
The Trail Blazers have eclipsed the total in 7 of their last 10 games played at home and 8 of 11 when hosting the Clippers. They have beaten the Clippers 13 of their last 18 meetings straight up.
Free Pick: Clippers -1
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