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Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 3-9-24 Picks

Toronto Raptors (23-40) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (17-44)
March 9, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +1.5; Over/Under: +223.5
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The Toronto Raptors pay a visit to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Saturday night. Here’s a Raptors vs Trail Blazers Prediction.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight loss after getting beaten by the Suns in a 120-113 road loss on Thursday. Gary Trent Jr led the team with 30 points on 11 of 22 shooting, RJ Barrett added 23 points while Immaneul Quickley tallied 21 points with nine rebounds and 18 assists. As a team, the Raptors shot 45 percent from the field and 16 of 44 from the 3-point line but they were always fighting an uphill battle after leaking 39 points in the first quarter to fall behind by 19 points early. The Raptors will take on the Nuggets after this one.

Portland Trail Blazers

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have lost 12 of their last 14 games overall and they will be hoping for a better result after getting routed by the Rockets in a 123-107 loss last night. Dalano Banton led the team with 30 pints, eight rebounds and five assists, Anfernee Simons added 23 points while Keegan Murray tallied 12 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot just 41 percent from the field and 16 of 35 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early and poured in 63 points in the first half to take a 12-point lead, only to get completely outplayed by 68-44 in the second half as they just had no answer for the Rockets once they got on a roll.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts

  • The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last nine games at Moda Center.
  • The road team has covered the spread in 13 of the Trail Blazers’ last 14 games.
  • Thirteen of the Trail Blazers’ last 15 night games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Toronto Raptors Team Facts

  • The Raptors have lost each of their last nine games against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • The road team has covered the spread in each of the Raptors’ last seven games.
  • Each of the Raptors’ last nine games as road favorites following a road loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Raptors vs Trail Blazers Prediction

The Raptors are still missing some players with Bruce Brown, Scottie Barnes and Jakob Poeltl all out, while the Trail Blazers are still missing a host of players including Deandre Ayton, Jerami Grant and Scoot Henderson. You couldn’t back either side with any confidence these days, but the Raptors showed plenty of fight in their loss to the Suns in their last outing and they should be good enough to take down this severely depleted Trail Blazers squad.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Toronto -1.5

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