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2021 NBA Handicapping
(27-18) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors (18-27)
Date: Sunday, March 28th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Blazers -105 | Raptors -115
NBA Betting Odds: EVEN
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
On Sunday, March 28th, the Portland Trail Blazers meets the Toronto Raptors for the second time this season. In the first meeting on January 11th, the Blazers won 112-111
This match will mark the first time Norman Powell plays his former Raptors while Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood will face their former Blazers squad following the trade that occurred on Thursday,
Last season, the squads played twice with the teams each taking one contest. The Blazers hold the all-time record having won 30 matches of the 48 played.
Portland Trail Blazers
The road trip continues with the Blazers sporting two wins already in Florida versus the Heat and Magic.
In the match on Friday, Norman Powell made his debut as a Blazer and led the team in scoring with 22 points, the most ever in a debut for the franchise. He connected on five of his seven 3-point attempts.
Portland was without Damian Lilliard in the contest as he nursed a contused knee but is expected to play tonight. Jusuf Nurkic is also back for the Blazers, albeit on a minutes restriction.
In the victory versus the Magic, CJ McCollum also scored 22 points while Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, and Anfernee Simons each scored 15 points.
Nurkic played 19 minutes registering eight points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block.
Nassir Little is definitely out with a thumb injury. Zach Collins continues to progress from his ankle surgery with the team hoping he’ll return in time to appear in the playoffs.
Gary Trent Jr. has a lot in common with his father now after joining the Toronto Raptors. Both played over three seasons with the Blazers, both were traded 41 games into that tenure and both were traded to the Toronto Raptors.
Funny how history repeats itself. He scored eight points in his first game with Toronto missing all five 3-point attempts. While the shot wasn’t falling it’s clear his defensive ability is an upgrade that will help the starting unit.
Pascal Siakam delivered a double-double of 26 points, 11 rebounds plus six assists, a steal, and a block. Fred VanVleet scored 22 points, OG Anunoby added 15 while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 11 points.
Although the revamped starting lineup for the Raptors looks solid the clear issue is a lack of depth on this team who just sent out more at the deadline. That said if the Raptors could get back into the playoff mix their starting unit is on par with the best.
If Rodney Hood can find chemistry with Chris Boucher and the Raptors can add a big man via the buyout market things could shift dramatically.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
One report states Lillard is back while another says he’s questionable and in fairness that is what this match could come down to. Look for both Powell and Trent Jr. to have big nights (I’m banking on Powell putting up big numbers).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers
Flip a coin – but since the Raptors don’t seem to have good luck this year I’ll lean on the Blazers winning
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