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Pointspread favors Trail Blazers in battle with Raptors

Toronto Raptors Portland Trail Blazers
25-21 February 01, 2014, 10:00 | Rose Garden 33-13



Rose Garden features an NBA battle between the host Portland Trail Blazers and the visiting Toronto Raptors in betting action on Saturday.

The Raptors will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 28-18 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trail Blazers are 25-21 ATS. Toronto is 23-23 against the total, while Portland is 29-16-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Trail Blazers as -8.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 206, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Trail Blazers sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Raptors are at No. 7 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 99-97.

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The Raptors were a 100-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raptors got 19 points from DeMar DeRozan as Toronto ran past Denver 100-90 on Friday at Pepsi Center.

The Trail Blazers were a 98-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 27 points and chipped in with 16 rebounds in a losing cause for Portland on Tuesday, as the Grizzlies rolled to a 98-81 victory over Portland at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 1-rated squad against Toronto's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 1 in the league with 9.61 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 8.39 per outing.

Next up:
Toronto at Utah, Monday, February 3rd
Portland at Washington, Monday, February 3rd