Brooklyn Nets (4-7) at Portland Trail Blazers (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Brooklyn Nets need a nice bounce back victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.4 points and 5.6 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last six road games. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker are questionable with injuries.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 106.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while CJ McCollum is averaging 23.5 points and 4.4 assists. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 12 of their last 16 home games.
The Nets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Usually I'm all over the Trail Blazers, especially at home, but they've struggled shooting the ball this season so far and are shooting just 42.8 pecent at home. That's kind of odd when you consider Portland is an offensive team that usually shoots lights out at home. You take that and the Brooklyn Nets ability to score and consistency of dropping 100 points nightly, the points could come in handy here. I need to see the Trail Blazers start playing to their potential before I start laying this type of chalk. Give me the Nets and the free buckets.