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2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-13) San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers (11-11)
Date: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs +175 | Trail Blazers -205 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs +5 / Trail Blazers -5
NBA Betting Total: 216
The San Antonio Spurs will be on the road to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, December 2nd.
Both of these teams had the day off on Wednesday.
Portland started off as a 3.5 point favorite and that number is now up to 5. I have seen the total go from 222.5 to 216.
San Antonio Spurs
This is not the same Spurs teams from years ago, folks. They simply are no longer a good team in this league.
They have won 2 games in a row, which seems surprising based on how they have played this year. They have not experienced a whole lot of winning in 2021.
To me, this is a team that only has name recognition right about now. People sometimes expect them to be good because of their name and their coach, but the reality is, they have not been relevant in some time now.
Going into the year, this was not a club that I thought very highly of. I probably thought they would have a few more wins than they do now, but I expected it to be a down year for sure.
San Antonio beat the Washington Wizards on Monday by a score of 116-99. That was a good win for them against a team that is better than they are.
In the win over Washington, the leading scorer was Derrick White, who had 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Another key contributor was Dejounte Murray, who had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers have not totally hit their stride yet. At this point, I expected them to be playing more consistent basketball.
Portland currently has a record of 11-11, which puts them in 8th place. If they play how they have played so far when it comes time for the playoffs, I feel they will be a first-round exit.
Things will only get tougher for them now that Damian Lillard is out with an injury. Even though he has not performed to his all-star caliber level, missing your best player is never an easy thing to deal with.
Portland last played on Tuesday, where they beat the Detroit Pistons by a score of 110-92. They did just what they had to do against an awful team.
With Lillard out, a lot of the pressure is going to fall on CJ McCollum. He stepped up in the win over Detroit, as he has 28 points and 6 dimes. He will now be the focal point of the offense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Spurs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
- The Spurs are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games on the road.
- The Trail Blazers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Trail Blazers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
I do not have all that much confidence in the Spurs in this one, but I do feel better knowing that Dame Lillard will not be playing.
Even though Portland is short-handed, they need to figure out a way to win this ball game. It would be a pretty bad look if they lost to the Spurs on their home court.
When you compare the talent, the Blazers still have more of it than San Antonio does. With that said, you cannot take this opponent lightly.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs ATS
Even though I have kind of knocked the Spurs a bit, I actually feel they can make this a game. I am not saying they will win, but I do feel they can keep it within this number.
Portland has not shown me enough where I just assume they will cover at home. I see Portland taking home the win, but San Antonio covering.
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