San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers Picks
- Updated: December 13, 2012
Date/Time: December 13th, 8:00 pm EST
Basketball Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: San Antonio -5.5
NBA Betting Trends
San Antonio Spurs
- San Antonio is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Portland
- San Antonio is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
- San Antonio is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Portland
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games when playing Portland
Portland Trail Blazers
- Portland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Antonio
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland’s last 6 games when playing San Antonio
- Portland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Antonio
- Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Antonio
NBA – December 13th
The San Antonio Spurs continue their road trip tonight at the Rose Garden, where they hope to beat the NBA betting odds against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Though it’s still relatively early in the season, the Spurs have to be a bit tired at this point. Remember that they played a game at breakneck speed against the Houston Rockets three days ago that went into overtime, and last night, they played a brutal 99-96 in which they put a lot of effort into making a second half comeback after falling behind by a healthy margin in the second quarter. Both of those games were on the road, and now, it’s right back on the road today for the trip to Portland. We do have to remember that this is still a relatively deep team, as there are five active players that are averaging at least 10.5 points per game this year, and F Tiago Splitter isn’t all that far behind at 9.3 points per game. However, the backcourt still has its issues for sure. G Gary Neal has had a great road trip, but G Danny Green hasn’t, and the combination of G Tony Parker and G Manu Ginobili just isn’t what it used to be.
Portland is only a 5-4 team at home this year, but it almost felt like the team’s blowout loss at home against the Sacramento Kings back on the 8th was just what the doctor ordered. The Blazers have only played one game since that point, and they blew out the Toronto Raptors as a result. Now, they have had a few days to get ready for this one, which is one of the more important games that the team has played in recent memory. A win would claw this team a lot closer back to the .500 mark, while a loss would plunge it four-games under the Mason-Dixon Line. This team can’t fall too much further behind if it still thinks that it can compete for a playoff spot in the crowded Western Conference. G Wesley Matthews and F Nicolas Batum have both missed time of late with various injuries, and though both are listed as questionable for Thursday’s game, both are hopeful that they will be able to get back in the lineup. That’s big for the Trail Blazers, who simply can’t count on F LaMarcus Aldridge and G Damian Lillard by themselves to win games.
We think that San Antonio is consistently one of the most overrated teams in the league at this point. The home team has gone 6-3 ATS in the last nine in this series (not to mention 7-2 SU), and there’s a good chance that the Trail Blazers walk away with an outright victory to send the Spurs to their second defeat in as many nights. Portland 92 – San Antonio 84