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Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The visiting Raptors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Rose Garden against the Trail Blazers.
Portland will face the 4-17 Raptors, who own a 9-12 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 10-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Raptors are 12-9 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 28 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 95-93 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 97.4 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.5 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 105.1 points per game when playing on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 102-83 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 102-83 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Sunday).
In their last action, Portland was a 99-80 loser at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Portland got 17 points from LaMarcus Aldridge but lost anyway 99-80 against the Kings on Saturday at Rose Garden.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7
A few Raptors at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games on the road
Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Portland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games when playing Toronto
Toronto home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, December 12
Portland home to San Antonio, Thursday, December 13