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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs
December 28, 2023
The San Antonio Spurs will travel to Portland, Oregon to face the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter with the game scheduled to start at 10:00 PM ET on Thursday night and will air on Bally Sports Southwest.
San Antonio enters this game with the worst record in the Western Conference at 4-25 and is on a five-game losing streak following a 118-130 loss at home against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. The Spurs have been outscored by an average margin of 21 points per game during their losing streak and have allowed an average of 133.2 points per game which is nothing new for San Antonio as they have been the 3
worst team defensively in the NBA this season allowing an average of 123.24 points per game while averaging the 6
fewest points per game with an average of 110.9 points per game. Victor Wembanyama has lived up to the hype as a rookie as he is averaging a double-double with an average of 18.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game while also leading the NBA in blocks with an average of 3.04 blocks per game. The San Antonio Spurs will look to end their five-game losing streak when they travel to face the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Portland Trail Blazers enter this matchup with a record of 8-21 which is the 2
worst record in the NBA this season, however, they are coming off Tuesday’s 130-113 win at home against the Sacramento Kings which ended their two-game losing streak. Portland is the 2
lowest-scoring team this season in the NBA as they enter this game averaging 108.72 points per game, however, they have been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 114.66 points per game which is below the league average of 113.93 points per game. The Portland Trail Blazers will look to build off the momentum following the win at home against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
BookMaker has the Portland Trail Blazers listed as 4-point favorites
at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Portland has won two of the last three meetings. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while the Trail Blazers have covered the spread in the previous three games in the series. The San Antonio Spurs are 11-18 ATS overall, 5-9 ATS on the road, and 10-18 ATS as an underdog this season while the Portland Trail Blazers are 14-15 ATS overall, 5-9 ATS at home, and 0-2 ATS as a favorite.
Portland enters this game with a slightly better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three matchups. The Trail Blazers have also been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series as they are 3-0 ATS in the last three contests while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 14-15 ATS overall while the Spurs are 11-18 ATS overall. Lay the points with the Portland Trail Blazers when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Portland Trail Blazers -4
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