San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (4-7) at San Antonio Spurs (7-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers hit the road to take on the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.
The Trailblazers will be desperate to avoid a sixth straight loss after falling to the Hornets in a 106-94 defeat last night. Damian Lillard had 23 points and five assists while Allen Crabbe added 17 points off the bench, but it was never enough against a Hornets outfit that stormed out to lead by 71-45 at halftime. CJ McCollum struggled mightily, scoring 16 points but making just five of 18 shots while Lillard was only slightly better, making nine of his 25 shots. With the loss, Portland falls to 4-7 on the season and 2-4 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs have been rolling lately with four straight wins and seven wins in their first nine games of the season. LaMarcus Aldridge has been solid this season with his new team and once again led the scoring with 17 points to go along with 19 rebounds while Tony Parker chipped in with 16 points as the Spurs stormed out to an early double-digit lead against the 76ers before winning by 92-83 on Saturday. Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard were both rested for the game but you wouldn't have noticed until late in the game when the Spurs allowed their 19-point lead get cut to just four points late in the game, but they managed to escape unscathed, leaving them now at 7-2 on the season and 3-0 at home.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team above .600, while the Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the Blazers are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in San Antonio and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
These two teams had just met back on Wednesday night and it was the Spurs who won at the Moda Center by 113-101. Aldridge and Leonard had a field day for the Spurs who shot a sizzling 56.1 percent from the field and I'm expecting a similar result tonight.