Trail Blazers at Nets - 4/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (50-26) at Brooklyn Nets (35-41)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets play Monday night at the Barclays Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 97.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 20.9 points and 6.3 assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 11 points and 2.6 rebounds. Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Steve Blake is dishing 3.5 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 50 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Trail Blazers still have a shot for the No. 2 seed if they can keep this streak up. Five of the Trail Blazers last seven losses have come on the road. Chris Kaman, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum are expected to be out with rest.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 97.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 16.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.6 points and 3.6 assists. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Deron Williams is dishing 6.4 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 50 percent from the field and 40.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Nets have won five of their last six on their home court. The Nets currently find themselves in the seventh seed and can get one game closer to clinching with a victory. Alan Anderson is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn.
The Trail Blazers seem more concerned with resting guys than improving their current seed. Look for the Nets to take advanage by getting the W and the cover.