Spurs vs. Trail Blazers - 3/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (35-33) at San Antonio Spurs (57-10)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -11 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, KGW, FSSW
The Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs meet Thursday night at the AT&T Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.7 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing six rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five straight road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 104.6 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 92.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17.7 points and 8.5 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Tony Parker is dishing 5.2 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost a home game since March 12 of last year.
The Trail Blazers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Northwest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in San Antonio and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
You guys know I've been backing these Portland Trail Blazers for a while now, and I still find it tough not to take the truckload of points. Sure, the Spurs are easily the better team, but Portland has the shooting to keep this thing close. The Trail Blazers and the points is where the value is at.