Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (5-2) at Portland Trail Blazers (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSSW, KGW
The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers square off Wednesday night at the Moda Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last six games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 91.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 22.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.1 points and 9.1 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing 9.6 rebounds and Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.9 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing just 31.2 percent shooting from deep and giving up 56.3 points to opponents starters. Aldridge has three double doubles in seven games with his new team. The Spurs last five regular season road losses have come on the road.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for a big win to get a game above a .500 record. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.5 points and 7.3 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.6 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and are averaging 79.4 points from their starting unit. The Trail Blazers have won 11 of their last 16 regular season home games. Gerald Henderson is questionable with a hip injury.
The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Spurs are 4-13 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Portland and home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I like what I've seen from this young Portland team, as it's been light years better than expected, and the Moda Center is still a tough place to win. While the Spurs may still win, I see the Trail Blazers putting up a fight until the final minute like they have all season thus far. You also have to factor in the Aldridge angle and expect Portland would love to beat its former teammate who left high and dry.