Nets vs. Trail Blazers - 1/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (17-24) at Brooklyn Nets (11-28)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +3 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, YES
The Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets square off Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.7 points and 7.1 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing 1.6 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets are desperate for a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.7 points and 8.5 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.6 points and 1.6 assists. Joe Johnson is grabbing four rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 3.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Even with the Trail Blazers struggles on the road, they're starting to make that run that I was talking about. Portland is starting to look like that sneaky good team in the West and should be able to beat a Nets team that's looking like a high lottery team.