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Raptors home to Trail Blazers in NBA betting action

Portland Trail BlazersToronto Raptors
7-2November 17, 2013, 01:00 | Air Canada Centre4-6

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Trail Blazers of Portland hit the hard court against the Raptors of Toronto.

This season the Raptors are 4-6 overall and 5-5 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 7-2 and 6-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Toronto is 5-5 on the OU, and Portland is 5-4.

View Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

The Raptors were listed as a 0-point at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 194.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Raptors sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 29 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 95-91.

The Trail Blazers were a 109-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Portland over Boston, 109-96, on Friday at TD Garden.

In their last action, Toronto was a 96-80 loser at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. DeMar DeRozan was dynamite, scoring 37 points and adding 1 rebound but Chicago still won, 96-80, over Toronto on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 21-ranked offense (95.6 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 11 at 98.56 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 41.57% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (45.93% on average).

A few Trail Blazers at Raptors trends to consider:
Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Portland is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Portland is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Toronto is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland at New Jersey, Monday, November 18th
Toronto at Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 20th