At 10:00 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (-246) will travel to take on the Portland Trail Blazers (+200) in a non-conference matchup. Brooklyn is currently favored by 6 points, and the over/under line is set at 223.
The Nets (16-23) are 10th in the Eastern Conference, while the Trail Blazers (10-29) are 14th in the West. Brooklyn has lost three straight games, while Portland has dropped four in a row.
BROOKLYN NETS VS PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Brooklyn Nets -6
This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.
WHY BET THE BROOKLYN NETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-99 in favor of the Nets.
- Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.2% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can The Nets Secure a Road Victory?
Brooklyn is favored by 6 points today, and they have gone 9-5 ATS as the favorite. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +8.4 points per game. This season, they have been favored in 14 of their 39 games.
As the favorite, the Nets have gone 10-13 vs. the O/U, and their games have averaged a combined scoring total of 230 points. Their last two games have gone under the O/U line of 223.
In their last game, the Nets lost to the Heat by a score of 96-95. They were 1-point underdogs going into the game. The combined scoring total was 191 points, and the O/U line was 221.5.
On the road, the Nets are 6-13 straight up and 7-12 vs. the spread. Their ATS losing streak on the road is at 9 games. Overall, their road scoring differential is -6.6 points per game.
Against the Western Conference, the Nets are 3-10 compared to 13-13 against the East. This puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, and they are 4th in the Atlantic Division.
The Nets have been an above-average three-point shooting team this season, ranking 8th in the league in both three-point attempts and makes per game. However, their overall field goal percentage is just 26th in the NBA.
When it comes to scoring, the Nets are averaging 114.1 points per game, which is 18th in the league. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the NBA.
On the road, the Nets are averaging 112.3 points per game compared to 115.8 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.2% of their games this season.
On defense, Nets is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 115.9 points per game. For the season, Brooklyn is ranked 20th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.3 free-throws per game vs. the Nets and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.6%.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Trail Blazers?
In their last four games, the Trail Blazers have been the underdog and have gone 0-4 straight up. Today, they are 6-point underdogs against the Nets. In their games as the underdog, they are 9-26 this season.
Portland’s O/U record for the season is 17-21-1, and their games have averaged 224.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 223, and 26 of their games have had higher O/U lines than that.
The Blazers are 14th in the Western Conference with a record of 10-29. In their last game, they lost to the Suns by a score of 127-116. Portland covered the spread as 14.5-point underdogs.
So far this season, the Trail Blazers are 17-22 against the spread, including a 7-10 record at home. The team’s ATS record on the road is 10-12, and they have covered the spread in their last two home games.
Against Western Conference teams, the Trail Blazers are 5-23 compared to 5-6 in non-conference games. Today’s game is their 7th against the Northwest Division, where they are 1-6.
This season, the Blazers are averaging 107.3 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. However, they have been slightly better at home, where they are 27th in the league with 110.9 points per game.
So far, the Blazers have outscored the NBA average in just 23.1% of their games. They are also 30th in field goal percentage at 43% and 30th in true shooting percentage.
Portland has been one of the better teams in the league at getting offensive rebounds, ranking 6th in the NBA. However, they are last in the league in assists at just 22.2 per game.
The Trail Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 117.1 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 59.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.2% of their three-point attempts.