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Trail Blazers visit Spurs in hoops battle

Portland Trail Blazers San Antonio Spurs
42-22 March 12, 2014, 09:30 | AT&T Center 47-16



A key NBA battle sees the visiting Trail Blazers travelling to San Antonio Wednesday to face the Spurs on Wednesday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs are 47-16 so far on the season, and 31-32 ATS vs. the number. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are 42-22 and 34-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 38-25 and the Trail Blazers go 36-27-1 on the totals.View Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

The Spurs were listed as a -6-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 211.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 11 and the Trail Blazers at No. 10 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-100 result in favor of the Spurs.

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Portland lost its last outing, a 109-99 result against the Grizzlies on March 11. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Trail Blazers got a terrific 32-point performance from Damian Lillard but Memphis handed them a 109-99 defeat on Tuesday at FedExForum.

The Spurs were a 104-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. The Spurs grabbed a 104-96 win over the Bulls on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Manu Ginobili at United Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 7-ranked offense (104.63 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.91 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.89% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (45.04% on average).

Next up:
Portland at New Orleans, Friday, March 14th
San Antonio home to Los Angeles, Friday, March 14th