Portland Trail Blazers (13-9) at San Antonio Spurs (10-12)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 2, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -1 -- Over/Under: 217
The Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs meet Sunday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers could use a nice win here after losing four of their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.6 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost four of their last six road games.
The San Antonio Spurs could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 108.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 48 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.8 points and six assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17.8 points and 10.6 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.3 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in San Antonio. The over is 6-0-1 in Spurs last 7 overall. The over is 6-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall.
Both of these teams are currently in full struggle mode, as the Trail Blazers are being outscored by 14.6 points in their last five games and the Spurs are being outscored by 12.8 points in their last five games. The difference is that the Spurs have been much better and more consistent at home than the Trail Blazers have been on the road. The home team has also won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Trail Blazers and Spurs. So in a toss-up contest, I'm going to side with the Spurs on their home court.