Free NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds
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(23-5) San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trailblazers (13-18)
Date: Friday December 23
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -3
NBA Betting Total: 211.5
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A Western Conference showdown takes place on Friday as the Spurs travel West to take on the Portland Trailblazers.
This game is between two teams going in two different directions. The Spurs come into this game hot, well the Blazers have really struggled.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this year. The Spurs won all three games last year between the two teams.
San Antonio Spurs
Every year people ask, is this the year the Spurs will finally start to decline. Every year the season comes and goes and the Spurs are still near the top of the Western Conference.
Although this team has shifted from Tony Parker and Tim Duncan’s team to Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge’s team the philosophy is still the same, win.
Leonard leads the team on both ends of the floor. He averages 23.9 points and 5.9 rebounds a game. On the defensive end he is guarding the other teams best player every night.
The Spurs average 104 points per night well only giving up 98 to opposing teams. They play excellent team defense.
Manu Ginobili is expected to miss this game because of rest. Another thing to watch is the Spurs are coming into this game on the second end of a back to back. In such games this season the Spurs are 6-1.
The Spurs are the NBA’s best road team with a record of 15-1.
Portland Trail Blazers
After an impressive season last year, where the Trailblazers surprised a lot of teams, they sure have been a disappointment this year.
The Trailblazers are 2-8 in the last 10 including losing their last four games. They have lost to Nuggets, Warriors, Kings and the Mavericks.
In the game against the Mavericks, the Blazers were down by 25 points, they did end up taking a lead late in the game but couldn’t hold on and lost. The Blazers are sitting in the 8th playoff spot for now, but if they continue to lose that could change quickly.
Damian Lillard is the leader of the Blazers. He is averaging 27.4 points per game. A lot of times this season he has turned into a ball hog. He likes to put up contested shots, instead of making the extra pass and letting his teammate shoot it.
One thing to watch in this game is if Evan Turner will play. He missed the last two games because of an ankle sprain and is questionable for Friday’s match up.
The Blazers are 8-5 this season at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- SA are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Over is 7-2 in POR last 9 Fri. games.
- Over is 12-4 in POR last 16 home games.
- Over is 20-9 in POR last 29 vs. Western Conference.
- Home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
The Spurs are the better team in this match up no question. I think they will be able to lock down Lillard and make other players for the Blazers beat them. I expect the Spurs to win, in pretty easy fashion.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 211.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 112 – Portland 105
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