Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Portland Trail Blazers at Toronto Raptors

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Scotiabank Arena)

TOR -1.0 . Total

The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road for a matchup with the Toronto Raptors.  The Trail Blazers are (15-22), coming off a 122-111 loss to the Miami Heat.  The Raptors are (24-12), after upending the Brooklyn Nets 121-102.  

In the Trail Blazers loss to the Heat, Portland was led on offense by Damian Lillard.  Lillard was 11 of 22 from the floor, hitting 6 foul shots, totaling 34 points and 12 assists.  The Trail Blazers shot 465 from the floor and 35% from 3-point range.  Portland allowed Miami to connect on 18 3-pointers, which turned to be the difference.  TheTrail Blazers were out rebounded, 53 to 45.  Portland never led in the game.

In the Raptors win over the Nets, Toronto was guided on offense by Fred VanVleet.  VanVleet converted on 11 of 19 field goals, hitting 2 foul shots, recording 29 points and 11 assists.  The Raptors shot 45% from the floor and 40% from distance.  Toronto forced 24 turnovers and secured 15 offensive rebounds, which helped the Raptors take a ridiculous 30 more shots than Brooklyn.  Toronto overcame a 16 point deficit in the win.

Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.

Trail Blazers are 14-22-1 ATS this season.

The over is 18-18-1 in Trail Blazers games this year.  

Raptors are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.

Raptors are 19-15-1 ATS this season.

The under is 18-16-1 in Raptors games this year.

The Trail Blazers have lost 6 of their last 7 games, while the Raptors have split their last 6 games.  The Portland injury list seems to be getting larger by the week.  Toronto has had an injury list that has stayed consistent with: Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, and Pascal Siakam.  However, VanVleet has now been added to the list.  With both teams having multiple injuries, I am going to take  Toronto to win a low scoring game.  Portland is 7-13 on the road.  Final score prediction, Raptors will win 98-93.

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Chris’s Pick TORONTO RAPTORS -1.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.