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San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 3/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs
Date & Time Saturday March 16, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas
The Line
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -2 -- Over/Under: 227
TV Channel
NSNW
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The Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs meet Saturday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26 points and 6.5 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.9 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 47.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven of their last nine road games.

The San Antonio Spurs look for another win to build on their seven-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.7 points and 6.1 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21.3 points and 8.9 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won nine straight home games.

The Trail Blazers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Spurs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in San Antonio and the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Spurs last 7 overall. The over is 18-7-1 in Trail Blazers last 26 overall.

The home team has won each of the last five meetings between the Trail Blazers and Spurs, and seven of the last nine meetings overall. And while the Portland Trail Blazers have put together some of their best basketball on the road, the Spurs have been nearly automatic at home this season where they've won nine straight, and they're shooting 48.7 percent from the field while averaging a win by 7.1 points. The Spurs are also 21-12 ATS at home this season and 14-6 ATS when favored by less than five points. I have to back the Spurs and the small chalk.

Pick:
San Antonio Spurs -2

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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