January 4 NBA Picks — Oklahoma City (24-13) at Portland (22-16)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers for Winners and Whiners.

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Trail Blazers -1 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 224 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Thunder UNDER 112 points (5/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Thunder Pick ‘Em (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 115 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Trail Blazers UNDER 29.5 points 1st Quarter (3/5) — WIN!

Day’s Record: 3-3-0 (.500)
Previous Day’s Record: 4-0 (1.000)
January Record: 3-3-0 (.500)
December Record: 4-0-0 (1.000)
November Record: 4-2-0 (.667)
October Record: 14-30-0 (.286)
Season Record: 23-35-0 (.397)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)        (0-0 (.000) in January)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)        (0-0 (.000) in January)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)        (2-2 (.500) in January)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)        (0-1 (.000) in January)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)      (1-0 (1.000) in January)

Author: Chris Altruda

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