Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/20/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/20/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs (21-10) at Portland Trail Blazers (16-14)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 198 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.3 points and 8.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 assists. Kawhi Leonard is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.

The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.5 points and 6.5 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost four straight home games.

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The Spurs are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-12-2 ATS in their last 18 home games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spurs are 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Portland and the over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.

The San Antonio Spurs are slowly getting as healthy as they've been all season, but they continue to have games come down to the wire and haven't had consistent success on the road. In fact, the Spurs are being outscored on the road this season and shooting just 43.1 percent from the field. The Portland Trail Blazers are back in one of those dry spells in terms of outright wins, but they have covered six straight and are 7-2 ATS when an underdog. I'll take a shot with the free bucket and the home team. 

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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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