Raptors at Trail Blazers - 2/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (32-16) at Portland Trail Blazers (23-26)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -1 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, KGW
The Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday night at the Moda Center.
The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 44.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.2 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.8 points and 6.2 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won seven of their last 10 road games. James Johnson is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Portland Trail Blazers hope to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24 points and 7.2 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Raptors are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Northwest and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Thursday games. The Raptors are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
We've been backing the Portland Trail Blazers during this entire winning stretch, and I don't expect it to cool off. This Portland team is talented and gaining confidence by the minute. Keep backing the Trail Blazers, especially with these low lines at home.