Trail Blazers vs. Spurs - 12/15/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (17-7) at Portland Trail Blazers (18-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSNN
The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers clash Monday night at the Moda Center.
The San Antonio Spurs have won four of their last six games and wrap up a two-game road trip. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 101.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 95.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.7 points and 10.9 rebounds. Manu Ginobili is dishing out 4.4 assists and Danny Green is shooting 46.4 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are really clicking on the offensive side of the ball, shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 41.6 percent from three in their last five games. The Spurs are 11-1 SU this season when topping 100 points. Tony Parker is questionable for this game with a hamstring injury.
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The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last eight games and play just their second home contest of the month. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 95.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland with 22.2 points and 10 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 20.3 points and 6.1 assists. Wesley Matthews is shooting 48.5 percent from the field and Chris Kaman is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers continue to get the job done on the defensive side of the ball, as they’re allowing 95 points on 24.1 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Trail Blazers have held five of their last six opponents under 100 points and remain the top rebounding team in the league.
The Spurs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Spurs are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Portland and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I tend to back the Spurs every time we're getting free points. The Spurs are always competitive regardless of who plays and I expect that to remain the case. Too much vaue in this line whether Parker plays or not.