Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets (3-4) at Portland Trail Blazers (3-5)

NBA Basketball: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -3 -- Over/Under: 233

TV: YES, NSNW

The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The Brooklyn Nets need a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kyrie Iriving is averaging 31.7 points and 7.7 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 19.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing seven rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.9 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost their two road games this season. 

The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 31.1 points and 7.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost both of their home games this season.

The Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Trail Blazers are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 home games. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 vs. Western Conference.

The Brooklyn Nets have been a bit inconsistent to start the season and seem to allow big leads to fade rather quickly in the second half. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a brutal road trip and being on the end of a back to back doesn't help matters, but they just played the Clippers tough and they're a team that's tremendously better at home. I expect Lillard to get in the ear of his teammates and get a complete performance from the Trail Blazers this time around to stop the bleeding. I'll lay the bucket with Portland at home.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -3

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