The Portland Trail Blazers (6-5) will be 8.5-point favorites at home in Moda Center at the Rose Quarter when they challenge the Brooklyn Nets (4-7). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 223 points and it will air on YES Network at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ATS Odds
Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Trail Blazers lost a winnable game to the Memphis Grizzlies, 98-97, while the Nets were beaten by the Denver Nuggets, 112-104.
Brooklyn did a fantastic job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent) while Portland had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.6 vs. 13.5). Portland rallied around C.J. McCollum, who contributed 36 points. Meanwhile, Tyler Zeller played well for Brooklyn, putting up 21 points and five rebounds.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Portland should have a substantial edge. The Trail Blazers defense ranks fourth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.490), while the Brooklyn offense is ranked 26th in effective field goal percentage (0.493). Additionally, the Nets are among the league’s elite at getting to the line, ranking fourth in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.245). The Trail Blazers, meanhwile, rank 28th at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.244.
Games featuring the Nets have finished over the projected point total 54.5 percent of the time. Brooklyn comes into the contest with records of 4-7 straight up (SU) and 6-5 against the spread (ATS).
Trail Blazers games tend to finish under the O/U total (63.6 percent). Additionally, Portland is 6-5 SU and 4-6-1 ATS.
Damian Lillard has taken his game to another level recently for Portland, averaging 32.4 points, 7.4 assists and 6.0 rebounds over the last five games.
The Trail Blazers dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last contest, Portland won 130-116. Portland’s 0.186 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Brooklyn, who had a mark of 0.140. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers Betting Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Trail Blazers, ATS Winner – Trail Blazers, O/U – Under
The Trail Blazers rank first in assists allowed per game (16.4) while the Nets rank 11th (22.4).
Portland ranks first in rebounds per game (48.0) while Brooklyn ranks 28th in rebounds allowed per game (49.9).
The Nets rank third in three pointers attempted per game (32.8) while the Trail Blazers rank 23rd (25.3).
Portland averages 5.8 blocks per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Brooklyn ranks 20th in blocks allowed per game (6.1).
Portland ranks 14th in points allowed in the paint per game (42.7) while Brooklyn ranks 25th (48.7).
The Nets rank sixth in fast break points per game (14.4) while the Trail Blazers rank last (4.6).
The Nets rank third in steals per game (9.1) while the Trail Blazers rank 19th (7.1).
Portland ranks fifth in second chance points allowed per game (9.5) while Brooklyn ranks 26th (14.4).
Portland is 4-2 when they allow below 100 points, while Brooklyn is 1-0.
When scoring above 100 points, the Nets are 3-6 and the Trail Blazers are 6-3.
Portland is 2-5 ATS at home, while Brooklyn is 3-3 ATS on the road.
The Nets have 3 overs and 3 unders in 6 road games.
The Trail Blazers have 5 unders and 2 overs in 7 home games.
The Nets are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Trail Blazers are 1-4.
In their last five games, Brooklyn has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Portland has 3 unders and 2 overs.
The Nets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, up from 4.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Trail Blazers have scored an average of 100.2 points per game (6.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 103.6 points per game (3.0 above their season average).