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(27-13) San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers (20-18)
Date: Sunday January 7
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 199.5
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Sunday January 7 finds the San Antonio Spurs traveling to Oregon to take on the Portland Trail Blazers. In their previous matches the Spurs beat the Suns and the Blazers spanked the Hawks.
Last season, the squads split their four meetings and the Spurs won the first game this season. The Spurs also hold the all-time record having bested the Blazer 83 of their 164 matches.
San Antonio Spurs
Despite the NBA trying to get squads to not rest healthy players I think they knew Gregg Popovich wasn’t about to change his methodology. Hence the Spurs sat Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gay in their loss to the 76ers. Perhaps the Warriors, Cavaliers and possibly the Rockets or Raptors are the only other squads who would have enough productive players to rest that many core players. Moreover, San Antonio lost the game, but barely.
With James Harden out for at least a month and possibly up to six weeks and the Spurs within 1.5 games of second what the two squads do over this next month could decide who finishes in second. Both squads will play six playoff teams this month and by the time they meet February 1, the game could have far reaching effects.
Danny Green (groin) has missed the last two games and is questionable for Sunday. Rudy Gay (heel) remains out until mid January.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard’s return was welcome harbinger for the Blazers who’ve been struggling to score without him. Although Portland went 3-2 without Lillard their three wins were by a cumulative 11 points and were against lower tier squads the Lakers, Hawks and Bulls with the latter needing overtime.
Lillard’s team leading 24.9 points and 6.3 points sure will come in handy as the Blazers try to get their offense rolling again. In particular their 30th ranked assists per game needs his help. It will be interesting to see if Portland tries to add playmakers at the trade deadline. This might be difficult given the overpriced contracts the team has on its roster.
What continues to keep the Blazers relevant is their defense, but continuing to play iso-ball is a recipe for disaster.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings head to head
- Spurs are 7-3 in last 10 head to head meetings.
- Over Under is 7-3 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- Under is 12-3 in Spurs last 15 road games.
- Under is 11-3 in Blazers last 14 home games.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction
Although the Spurs rested players in the game versus the Sixers they aren’t about to mess around with squads in their own conference, particularly ones who are seeded to make the postseason. Awaiting the line I was inclined to bet the under (which still looks good), but elected to go with the Spurs and 2.5 points, especially since so many Spurs got rest this week.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs -2.5
Spurs are due to go on one of their infamous winning streaks, so take the Spurs to win this game despite being on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 103 – Blazers 98
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