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Blazers are a Fantastic Bet vs Raptors

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Two of the NBA’s most productive backcourts are set to collide tonight as Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum’s Portland Trail Blazers travel north of the border to square off against Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan’s Toronto Raptors. In past years it’s the Blazers who’ve had the edge in this series, as the crew from Rip City are 12-2 SU in their last 14 and 10-3 ATS in their prior 13 versus the Raps.

Shark Bites
  • The Trail Blazers are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games against teams with winning records.
  • The Trail Blazers are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games as underdogs.
  • The Raptors are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite of 5.0 or more.

The Dinos have been an unstoppable force at home as of late. Toronto has won 11 straight at the Air Canada Centre, while Portland is 8-1 SU on the road in 2016. The Blazers continue to fly under the radar, as Lillard has led them to 14 victories in their last 17 affairs. The point guard is averaging 31.6 points over his last 10.

When it comes to cashing the OVER, the Blazers have become a reliable source for totals bettors. In Portland’s previous 10, they’ve gone above the closing total seven times. Putting points on the board has been no issue for Toronto either, evidenced by the Raptors averaging 108 points while shooting 50.1 percent over their last five. The OVER is 4-1 during that span. The total for tonight’s matchup opened at 206 at most sportsbooks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Toronto Raptors as -5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 208 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Raptors to win this game 108-93. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors bring a 40-19 record (32-26-1 ATS) to the battle against the 33-29 Portland Trail Blazers, who are 35-27 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Toronto Raptors go 32-26-1 so far and the Portland Trail Blazers go 33-29. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Portland injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Toronto Raptors and the No. 7-ranked Portland Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Portland Trail Blazers rank No. 5 in the league with 45.95 per game. That compares with Toronto's No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA's No. 15-ranked team at 8.46 per game, while the Portland Trail Blazers rate No. 4 with 10.27 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Boston and falling 116-93 at TD Garden.

Kyle Lowry poured in 32 points for Toronto on Wednesday, as they defeated Utah 104-94 at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Portland is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games
  • Portland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at Detroit, Sunday, March 6th
Toronto home to Houston, Sunday, March 6th

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