Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (7-7) at Brooklyn Nets (4-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday afternoon in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a victory to snap a three-game losing streak and get a game above a .500 record. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 106.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.7 points and 4.4 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost three straight road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets also look to snap a three-game skid and climb out of a 3-8 hole. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.7 points and 5.2 rebounds while Jeremy Lin is averaging 15 points and 6.2 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Sean Kilpatrick is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last four home games.
The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn.
Say what you want about the Brooklyn Nets, but they've been covering games this season, which includes four covers in their last five home games. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers continue to struggle on the defensive end and are getting little production out of anybody but their guards. I've been high on Portland since last season but you have to know when to start fading. The Trail Blazers are unbackable right now.