All eyes will be on LaMarcus Aldridge when he returns to Portland as a member of the Spurs to take on a Trail Blazers team that he was a part of since 2006. Aldridge will try to reverse a trend he helped contribute to as a member of the Blazers, as the Spurs are just 3-12 in their last 15 games in Portland.
The Spurs have started the season 5-2 SU and are holding teams to just 91.7 points per game. So far on the season Aldridge has seen a reduction in minutes, playing just 29:29 minutes per game compared to his career average on 35:23.
Portland is 4-4 SU in what’s viewed as somewhat of a transition year after the departure of their all-star big man. Damian Lillard is off to a strong start, averaging 27.5 points and 7.3 assists per game. He’s also put up 26.5 points per game in 11 career games vs the Spurs.
The Spurs have a recent history of playing well in November, as they’ve gone 11-1 SU in their last 12 November games, while going 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games in November.