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2021 NBA Handicapping
(31-23) Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs (26-27)
Date: Friday, April 16th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Blazers -117 | Spurs +111
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 231.5
On Friday, April 16th the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs will meet for the second time this season. In the first match on January 18th, the Spurs won 125-104.
Both teams have been struggling of late with the Spurs dropping off the West’s ladder and down to ninth a half-game back of the Warriors and two games up on the Pelicans.
The Blazers have lost four of the last five and are clinging to the final safe playoff berth that keeps them out of the play-in tournament (sixth).
The Spurs hold the all-time record between the clubs with 88 wins in 174 meetings. Last season, the teams played three times with the Blazers taking two out of the three contests.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers haven’t played since Tuesday having three days to let the one-point loss to the Celtics brew in their heads.
Damian Lillard had a brutal shooting night (9 of 23) but still managed to score 28 points because he connected on five 3-pointers and got to the line. He collected a double-double with his 10 assists adding five rebounds and a steal.
Carmelo Anthony went toe to toe with Boston’s Jayson Tatum scoring 25 points.
Norman Powell was more efficient in this outing scoring 20 points on 8 of 15 from the field and 4 of 8 from deep.
CJ McCollum chipped in 16 points as the only other double-figure contributor.
Zach Collins continues to rehab from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his ankle and the Blazers are hoping he’ll return for the postseason.
San Antonio Spurs
It looked like the Spurs had an excellent opportunity for a win on Wednesday against Toronto who was 1-11 in the second games of back-to-back sets entering the match.
Moreover, they had only one guard available and a rookie at that. Each of Kyle Lowry (rest), Fred VanVleet (serving suspension), Gary Trent Jr. (ankle), and DeAndre Bembry (hamstring) were out.
There were times the Spurs were facing Raptors lineups featuring three centers and two power forwards. OG Anunoby who typically plays power forward was the starting shooting guard for example.
That made for a tough night particularly for DeMar DeRozan who was defended by Anunoby. That resulted in only 11 field goal attempts for the former Raptor. He managed to get to the line nine times which augmented his 19 points and e dished 11 dimes for his double-double.
Derrick White (25) and Patty Mills (23) led the scoring with Dejounte Murray (11) and Keldon Johnson (10) the other double-figure contributors.
Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) and Trey Lyles (ankle) are listed as day-to-day.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the clubs last 10 meetings.
- The Blazers are 5-4-1 ATS in the squads last 10 meetings
- The teams are 8-1-1-in the over/under in their last 10 meetings.
- The total has gone over in 7 of San Antonio’s last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Portland’s last 7 games.
- The total has gone over in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games at home.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
A big concern for the Blazers is their record against playoff seeds, who are 9-15 against those clubs but 22-8 versus non-seeds and only one loss against the later crew since March.
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