Last Updated: 2019-11-08
The Portland Trail Blazers (3-5) will be at home in Moda Center at the Rose Quarter when they meet the Brooklyn Nets (3-4). Portland is a 2.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 233 points. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019, and it can be seen on YES Network.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds Preview
The Nets were victorious over the New Orleans Pelicans in their last matchup, 135-125, covering as 3.5-point favorites. Kyrie Irving was Brooklyn’s high scorer with 39 points on 13-for-21 shooting. Brooklyn dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.228 (above their season average of 0.212) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.3 (above their season average of 25.2). For those same stats, New Orleans recorded marks of 0.165 and 23.3, respectively. The two teams combined to put up 260 points, which finished well over the projected point total of 239.5.
The last time the Trail Blazers played, they were 11.5-point favorites and lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, 107-101. With 17 points and 19 rebounds, Portland’s Hassan Whiteside put together a good outing. Los Angeles did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (25-30; 83.3 percent). Portland, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (10.5 vs. 14.3). The two clubs collectively scored 208 points, which finished under the O/U total of 220.
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Portland in this meeting. Dating back to last season, the Trail Blazers rank second in offensive rebounding percentage (25.8 percent), while Brooklyn ranks 23rd in defensive rebounding percentage (76.3 percent).
Both of these teams have typically gone over the O/U total. Games featuring Brooklyn have finished over 57.1 percent of the time, while Portland games have finished over 57.1 percent of the time. The Nets hold the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (3-4 vs. 3-5), but the Trail Blazers have been superior against the spread (ATS) (4-3 vs. 2-5).
The Trail Blazers won both games against the Nets last season. In the most recent contest, Portland won 148-144. The Trail Blazers’ 2.1 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Nets, who had a rate of 11.6.
Nets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Trail Blazers, ATS Winner – Trail Blazers, O/U – Under
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Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Trail Blazers rank ninth in points off turnovers allowed per game (15.4) while the Nets rank 25th (17.6).
Brooklyn ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (36.0) while Portland ranks 16th (31.2).
Portland ranks 15th in blocks per game (5.1) while Brooklyn ranks 29th (4.1).
Neither of these teams are great at stealing the ball. Brooklyn is 26th in the NBA with 6.7 steals per game while Portland is 27th with 6.7 steals per game.
Portland is 20-2 when they allow under 100 points, while Brooklyn is 13-1.
The Nets are 45-36 when they score above 100 points, while the Trail Blazers are 61-33.
The Nets rank third in fast break points allowed per game (11.8) while the Trail Blazers rank 16th (13.8).
Portland ranks fourth in second chance points per game (14.9). Brooklyn ranks 28th in second chance points allowed per game (14.5).
The Trail Blazers rank fourth in rebounds per game (47.4) while the Nets rank 24th in rebounds allowed per game (46.4).
The Nets rank 21st in assists per game (23.6) while the Trail Blazers rank 26th (22.1).
Portland ranks 10th in points allowed in the paint per game (47.8) while Brooklyn ranks 26th (51.5).