Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (25-17) vs Brooklyn Nets (29-14)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning 15 of their last 17 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 120.2 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 48 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.3 points and 7.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 24.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 27-10 in Nets last 37 overall. The under is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 Tuesday games. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets have been winning and covering machines over the last month or so, but they'll be without KD, Kyrie and Shamet for this game. At some point the lack of depth and the missing stars is going to catch up to them. The Portland Trail Blazers are playing some of their best ball right now and are as healthy as they've been all season. The Trail Blazers should win this game against the banged up Nets. I'll lay the chalk.