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(1-0) San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trailblazers (0-1)
Date: Saturday October 20
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Trail Blazers -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 214
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The San Antonio Spurs were able to take down the talented Minnesota Timberwolves 112-108 to start the season undefeated, while they also covered the 2.5 point spread.
It was all about the Los Angeles Lakers at first, but the Portland Trailblazers stole the show as they upended them 128-119 while also covering the 3 point spread.
The Spread and total have not yet opened for this contest.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs offense shot just 43% from the field but actually shot better from behind the arc where they knocked down 44% of their shots while adding five more three-pointers than the Timberwolves.
They did a decent job on the boards out rebounding the Timberwolves 64-52, but they could work on their fast break points (8 to 16) and need to do a better job in the paint where they were outscored 32-54.
Newly acquired DeMar DeRozen and LaMarcus Aldridge led the team in scoring with a combined 29 points, while Aldridge contributed a dominant 19 rebounds.
They also got a solid contribution from Rudy Gay who knocked down 8 of his 12 shots for 18 points while also grabbing 7 rebounds.
The Trailblazers were only able to knock down 44% of their shots compared to the Lakers 48%, but they outperformed them from beyond the arc where they shot 35% and knocked in six more threes than the Lakers did.
They were also solid at the line converting 93% of their free throws, while they out rebounded the Lakers 60-53.
The fast break could be worked on as the Trailblazers were outscored 12 to 32, and although scoring 56 points in the paint is solid, they let up a ridiculous 70 points in the paint.
PG Damian Lillard and SG C.J. McCollum were the Trailblazers top-performers as the combined for 49 points, while they also contributed 11 rebounds and 5 assists.
They also got an excellent contribution from SG Nik Stauskas who added another 24 points off of the bench.
NBA Betting Trends:
- SA are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Over is 6-1-1 in SA last 8 road games.
- POR are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 home games.
- Over is 11-5 in POR last 16 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
San Antonio takes care of business on the road against Portland.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs Spread
It has been somewhat lopsided in this series where the Spurs hold a 7-3 edge in the last 10 matchups between these two squads, while they have also gone 6-3-1 ATS in that span.
Portland showed that they were able to put up the points, but they couldn’t stop Los Angeles in the paint and that may be more of the same against a Spurs squad that will want to redeem themselves in the paint after only scoring 32 against the Timberwolves.
Since it is only the second game of the season it is hard to tell what we are going to get, but I’ll back the more talented team and the better coach in the Spurs.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 122 – Trailblazers 115
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