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NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Raptors

Portland Trail BlazersToronto Raptors
Jan 20, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Odds

8-6TEAM RECORD4-11

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Trail Blazers travelling to Toronto Friday to face the Raptors on Friday.

The Trail Blazers will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Raptors are 8-7 ATS. Portland is 6-8 on the totals; Toronto is 4-10-1.

View Portland vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Raptors as 6.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 180, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 1-rated Trail Blazers taking on the No. 18-rated Raptors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 95-85 win for the Trail Blazers on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 29-ranked offense (85.1 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 14 at 94.6 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.7 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 92-89 result against the Hawks on January 18. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Portland got 22 points from Jamal Crawford but lost anyway 92-89 against the Hawks on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Toronto was a 96-73 loser on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Toronto was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Boston and falling 96-73 at TD Garden.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

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 UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games on the road
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 9 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Detroit, Saturday, January 21
Toronto at LA Clippers, Sunday, January 22

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