Raptors vs. Trail Blazers - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (33-29) at Toronto Raptors (40-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, TSN
The Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors meet Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.3 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.3 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last seven road games.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning 16 of their last 20 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.3 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.6 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 11 straight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
We've made big money backing the Trail Blazers over and over, but that's also the case with the Raptors. Toronto is the best team in the East and has covered eight of its last 11 home games. At home, the Raptors should be able to cover this small number.