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Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 2/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5 -- Over/Under: 227.5
TV Channel
TNT
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NBA | San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
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The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The San Antonio Spurs look for a victory after winning five of their last seven games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.3 points and 6.2 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21.2 points and 8.9 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.2 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.

The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.2 points and 6.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won eight of their last 10 home games.

The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 36-16 ATS in their last 52 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Spurs are 7-15-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Portland and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 13-3 in Spurs last 16 games playing on 0 days rest.

The San Antonio Spurs continue to prove they're not the same team on the road as they are at home, and they're coming off a tough game last night against the Golden State Warriors. The Portland Trail Blazers continue to enjoy their most consistent stretch of the season, and they're winning by an average of 8.3 points at home this season. The Trail Blazers will also be eager for a bounce back showing after a rough loss to the Miami Heat, a game they shouldn't have looked as bad as they did. The Portland Trail Blazers are also one of the better covering home teams in the league dating back to last season. I'll eat the reasonable chalk in this spot.

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -5

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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