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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 3/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers
Date & Time Monday March 25, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -6 -- Over/Under: 225.5
TV Channel
NBAtv, YES, NSNW
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The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.7 points and 6.9 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six road games.

The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 6.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won their last four home games.

The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest, 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 vs. Eastern Conference and 39-19-1 ATS in their last 59 home games. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 12-3-1 in Trail Blazers last 16 home games. The under is 8-2 in Nets last 10 overall.

The Brooklyn Nets are playing decent basketball as of late, but they've been shaky on the road this season and even with their wins, they're still losing their last five games by an average of 5.8 points. The Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the best covering teams at home dating back to last season, and they're winning at home this year by an average of 8.1 points while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. When these teams met about a month ago, Portland won by 14 points on the road. There's also a lot of former Trail Blazers who play for the Nets, so they're very familiar with how this team wants to play. I'll lay the chalk with the Trial Blazers, as I'm just not that confident with the Nets on the road.

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -6

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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