The final NBA game on the schedule for Saturday, January 28, will be played in Portland, and here you can check out the best Raptors vs. Trail Blazers betting pick and odds.
Both Toronto and Portland are searching for their third win in a row when they meet at Moda Center. The Blazers are -4.5 favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These inter-conference rivals have met once this season, and the Raptors won 117-105 in Toronto.
Raptors secured an easy win in Sacramento
The Toronto Raptors (22-27, 25-24-0 ATS) opened their seven-game road trip in the west with a comfortable 113-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings. It was Toronto’s second win in a row after defeating the New York Knicks and it was one of the Raptors’ best defensive displays of the year. They allowed only 17 points to Sacramento in the third quarter and forced even 19 turnovers while making only nine in return.
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with a double-double of 26 points and game-high 11 rebounds, along with seven assists, two steals, and two blocks. Precious Achiuwa had 19 points and five boards, Fred VanVleet added 17 points, five dishes, four rebounds, game-high four steals, and two rejections, while Chris Boucher scored 16 points with six boards and game-high three blocks.
SF Otto Porter Jr. (foot) is out for the season, while SF Dalano Banton (hip) is questionable to play on Saturday in Portland.
Trail Blazers beat the Jazz at home
The Portland Trail Blazers (23-25, 26-22-0 ATS) displayed a great offensive performance for the second straight game and after scoring a season-high 147 points in a win against the Spurs, they beat the Utah Jazz 134-124. A great way to respond to a couple of losses against the 76ers and Lakers with which the Blazers opened their six-game homestay. Portland was excellent from the floor (57.3%), hit 17 three-pointers, and had nine steals opposite Utah’s five.
Damian Lillard exploded for a season-high 60 points (21-29 FG, 9-15 3PT, 9-10 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds, and game-high three steals. Jerami Grant had 19 points, five boards, and two thefts, Anfernee Simons chipped in 16 points, team-high nine dimes, and four rebounds, while Jusuf Nurkic posted a 10/4/4 line before suffering a calf injury.
PF Justise Winslow (ankle) is out indefinitely. C Jusuf Nurkic (calf) and SG Josh Hart (hamstring) are questionable to face the Raptors on Saturday.
- 10-4 ATS in the last 14 home games
- 4-1 ATS in the last five home games vs. a team with a losing road record
- 4-0 ATS in the last four Saturday games
Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Pick
Toronto will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set after meeting the Warriors on Friday, so it’s possible that head coach Nick Nurse decides to rest some of his key players on Saturday. Portland is a bit banged up after recent injuries to Nurkic and Hart, but Lillard is unstoppable at the moment. Lillard scored 30+ points in eight of the last ten games, so I am backing the Blazers to outscore their opponents once again, even though their defense didn’t play well recently. Nurkic and Hart are day-to-day, and they have an extra day to rest, so one of them if not both could be ready to feature.
Pick: Take the Blazers at -3.5 (-130)
The Raptors do have a slightly stronger defense than Portland, but Toronto’s offense has been the problem this season. The Raptors are not even in the top 20 in that segment as they score 112.6 points per game, but given how the Blazers are playing defense of late, I wouldn’t be surprised if the visitors score 120+ here. Still, it remains to be seen if Nurse is going to rest some of his starters, and if that happens, I expect a low-scoring affair. Under is 5-1 in the Trail Blazers’ last six vs. a team with a losing straight-up record.
Pick: Go Under N/A points