At 9:30 ET, the 14th ranked Portland Trail Blazers (13-31) travel to San Antonio to take on the 15th ranked Spurs (8-36). San Antonio is favored by 2.5 points and the over/under line is set at 230.

The Spurs are currently on a two game losing streak and are 5th in the Southwest Division. The Trail Blazers are 5th in the Northwest Division.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5

This game will be played at Frost Bank Center at 9:30 ET on Friday, January 26th.

WHY BET THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-105 in favor of the Trail Blazers.
  • Our projections have Anfernee Simons finishing with Anfernee Simons points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Trail Blazers finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.2% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can Portland Secure a Road Victory?

In their last game against the Rockets, the Trail Blazers won as 10-point underdogs by a score of 137-131. The O/U line for that game was 220.5 points. This improved their ATS record to 21-23 for the season.

Today, the Trail Blazers are 2.5-point underdogs vs. the Spurs. This season, they have been the underdog in 40 of their 44 games. As the underdog, their record is 12-28.

On average, Portland’s games have finished with 225.5 points this season, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 230. So far, their O/U record for the season is 19-24-1.

Looking at the Western Conference standings, the Trail Blazers are currently in 14th place with a record of 13-31. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 6-25 compared to 7-6 in non-conference games.

Portland has an ATS record of 12-13 on the road and have covered the spread in their last two road games. Overall, their road record is 6-19, and they are 5th in the Northwest Division.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 29th in the league at 108.2 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 106.2 points per game this season.

So far, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25% of their games. They are also 30th in the league in field goal percentage (43%) and true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is 18th in the league in made threes per game at 12.3. However, they are just 19th in three-point shooting percentage.

At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 117.3 points per game. In their previous game, the Trail Blazers’ defense struggled against the Rockets, giving up 131 points on a field goal percentage of 51%.

Do the Spurs Have a Shot at a Home Win?

The Spurs have lost two straight games and are 8-36 overall this season. In the Western Conference, they are in 15th place and 5th in the Southwest Division.

San Antonio’s ATS record for the season is 21-23, and they are 9-11 ATS at home. As the favorite, they have won three straight games and have a 3-0 ATS record as the favorite. At home, they are 3-17 straight-up and 9-11 vs. the spread.

In their last game, the Spurs lost to the Thunder by a score of 140-114. They were 9-point underdogs in the game and are now 5-36 as the underdog this season. The O/U line for the game was 241, and the teams combined for 254 points.

On average, the Spurs’ games have finished with 234.9 points per game, and today’s O/U line is set at 230. This season, their games have averaged an O/U line of 233.9, and the team’s O/U record for the season is 27-16-1.

When playing at home, the Spurs are averaging 116.2 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.8 PPG.

San Antonio is 4th in pace at 101.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 26th in the league at 46%.

So far this season, the Spurs have made an average of 12.7 three-pointers per game, which is 15th in the NBA. However, they are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

At present, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 26th, allowing 122.1 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Thunder, the Spurs’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 56% leading to 140 points.