San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The Trail Blazers will hit the floor running against the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 15-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trail Blazers are 8-12-1 ATS. San Antonio is 14-9 against the total, while Portland is 10-11 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Spurs are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spurs will win this game 108-97.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 14-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 15 at 97.3 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.2% on average).
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.6 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
San Antonio was a 99-96 loser in its last match on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 195 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Spurs got a 22-point performance from Tim Duncan, who added 21 rebounds, but Utah still ran past San Antonio 99-96 on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 92-74 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 30-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge as Portland handed Toronto a 92-74 defeat on Monday at Rose Garden.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Spurs at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio's last 9 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Antonio is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games when playing Portland
Portland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Portland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio home to Boston, Saturday, December 15
Portland home to New Orleans, Sunday, December 16