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Spurs vs Trail Blazers Betting Preview

Portland Trail BlazersSan Antonio Spurs
Jan 13, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds


The Spurs will hit the floor running against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Spurs sit at 7-4 (4-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Trail Blazers are currently 7-3 (6-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Antonio is 6-5 OU, and Portland is 5-5 OU.

View Portland vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Spurs in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 195 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Spurs and the No. 1-ranked Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-102 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 100.9 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 17 at 95 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 46.6% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland was a 107-104 loser at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (211) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Portland got 24 points from Jamal Crawford but lost anyway 107-104 against the Magic on Wednesday at Rose Garden.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 101-95 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Spurs failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 196 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tony Parker scored 28 points for San Antonio on Wednesday, leading the Spurs to a 101-95 victory over Houston at AT&T Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Trail Blazers at Spurs trends to consider:
Portland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games on the road
Portland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Portland is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of San Antonio's last 19 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Houston, Saturday, January 14
San Antonio home to Phoenix, Sunday, January 15