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Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets PK -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
YES, NSNW
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NBA | Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 6.4 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.3 points and 6.6 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 16.8 points and 41 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won five of their last seven home games.

The Trail Blazers are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Nets last 4 overall. The over is 7-2 in Trail Blazers last 9 overall.

The Brooklyn Nets finished the first half of the season with some real stinkers, but they didn't have the easiest schedule and they've had some rest days to clear their head and get some guys back into the lineup. The Portland Trail Blazers are a team I just don't trust on the road, as they've lost five of their last seven, struggle to get stops defensively and are losing road games by an average of 4.3 points on the season. The Trail Blazers are probably the better team when it's all said and done, but Portland is a completely different team on the road than it is at home, and it's been that way for a few years now. I'll give the slight edge to the Nets at home in this toss-up contest.

Pick:
Brooklyn Nets PK

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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