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NBA Matchup - Trail Blazers Nets Odds Preview

New Jersey NetsPortland Trail Blazers
April 4, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

New Jersey Nets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

19-36TEAM RECORD25-29

The Trail Blazers will be trying to slam the Nets on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Rose Garden in NBA betting action.

This season the Trail Blazers are 25-29 overall and 25-29 ATS against the number, while the Nets are 19-36 and 24-30-1 ATS. As for the totals, Portland is 29-25 on the OU, and New Jersey is 27-27-1.

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Betting Line:
The Nets are listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 196.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers - Nets odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Portland is rated No. 18 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-91 win for the Trail Blazers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 12-ranked offense (97.2 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 22 at 98.5 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.2 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 91-87 result against the Lakers on April 3. The Nets covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Deron Williams scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 91-87 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Tuesday).

The Trail Blazers were a 102-97 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland got 33 points from Wesley Matthews en route to a 102-97 loss at the hands of Portland on Monday at Rose Garden.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games
Portland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Washington, Friday, April 6
Portland at Dallas, Friday, April 6