NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Raptors
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Odds
Air Canada Centre will feature Raptors vs. Trail Blazers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Supporters of the Trail Blazers have seen them go 16-14 and 13-16-1 ATS so far this season, while the Raptors are at 11-20 and 16-15 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 16-15, while the Trail Blazers are 14-16.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Raptors sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 22 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 96-95.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 96.7 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 20 at 99.1 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.1 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
The Trail Blazers were a 105-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland got 26 points from Nicolas Batum en route to a 105-100 victory over New York on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 123-88 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Raptors covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto cruised to victory on Saturday, running Orlando out of the gym and running up a 123-88 score at Amway Center.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Trail Blazers at Raptors trends to consider:
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Portland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Portland at Memphis, Friday, January 4
Toronto home to Sacramento, Friday, January 4