Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21

Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21 Photo by Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs (7-6) at Portland Trail Blazers (8-5)

NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -1 -- Over/Under: 224 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Keldon Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 3.2 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.6 points and 6.8 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

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The Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Trail Blazers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The under is 4-0 in Spurs last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Spurs are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Portland and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

We've made some nice money on the San Antonio Spurs since the NBA bubble, but it feels like oddsmakers are starting to catch up and we're now getting these cheaper lines. The Portland Trail Blazers are quietly playing some of the best ball in the league over the last week and their backcourt is taking things to another level. We're not being asked to lay anything crazy here. I'll take the Trail Blazers at home in this near pick em.

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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -1

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

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