Trail Blazers vs. Nets - 2/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (15-41) at Portland Trail Blazers (29-27)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -11 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, YES, KGW
The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers meet late Tuesday night at the Moda Center.
The Brooklyn Nets need a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15 points and nine rebounds. Joe Johnson is dishing 4.1 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six straight road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look to remain red hot after winning 14 of their last 17 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25 points and 7.3 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 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 eight of their last nine home games.
The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are a freight train right now, and a Nets team that continues to stink up the joint home and away isn't going to be the squad that stops it. I don't lay big numbers often, but you have no choice with the way Portland is playing.