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NBA Matchup - Spurs Trail Blazers Odds Preview

Portland Trail BlazersSan Antonio Spurs
29-9January 17, 2014, 08:30 | AT&T Center31-8

Portland pays a visit to San Antonio on Friday, hoping to send the Spurs to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at AT&T Center.

This season the Spurs are 31-8 overall and 20-19 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 29-9 and 22-16 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, San Antonio is 24-15 on the OU, and Portland is 27-11.

View Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Spurs in this one, they were listed earlier as -5.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 213 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 1-rated Trail Blazers taking on the No. 9-rated Spurs in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-101 win for the Spurs on Friday.

The Trail Blazers were a 108-96 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 32-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge as Portland handed Cleveland a 108-96 defeat on Wednesday at Rose Garden.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 109-105 result against the Jazz on January 15. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Spurs got a 25-point performance from Tony Parker as San Antonio ran past Utah 109-105 on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 19-rated squad against Portland's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 9 in the league with 8.18 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.32 per outing.

Next up:
Portland at Dallas, Saturday, January 18th
San Antonio home to Milwaukee, Sunday, January 19th