Toronto Raptors at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/11/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (5-4) vs Toronto Raptors (2-7)
Game Info: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -4 -- Over/Under: 233 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Toronto Raptors need a win here to rebound from a 2-7 record. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 22.3 points and five rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 19.6 points and 4.7 assists. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Boucher is grabbing six rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 117.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 27.9 points and five assists while Damian Lillard is averaging 26.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 overall. The over is 45-22-1 in Trail Blazers last 68 home games. The Raptors are 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers haven't been the most consistent team in the world this season, but they have the rest advantage here and have an offense that's starting to come together. The Toronto Raptors just can't catch a break, continue to struggle defensively and are on the end of a back to back where they lost a heartbreaker to the Warriors. If you were already down on the Raptors before, you have more reasons to be. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Portland Trail Blazers at home.