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Portland Trail Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets 11/17/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Brooklyn Nets (6-9) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10-4)
November 17, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5; Over/Under: +220
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The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last 8 games. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 6 of their last 9 games.

The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.3 points and 5.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 26.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and Royce O’Neale is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.9 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.3 points and 3 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

The Nets are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Nets last 9 overall. The under is 19-7-1 in Trail Blazers last 27 overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland.

I’m assuming this line has dropped because people are assuming Kyrie will be cleared because players were surprised he wasn’t cleared for the Kings game. I’d pay attention to that before touching this game. With that said, the Portland Trail Blazers are fair more consistent and trustworthy regardless if Kyrie plays or not. The Nets still don’t play much defense, and the Trail Blazers win by an average of 10.3 points while shooting 52.9 percent from the field in the favorite role. I’ll lay the bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5

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