Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs - 4/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (26-27) vs Portland Trail Blazers (31-23)
Game Info: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs +2 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.7 points and 7.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 23.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Keldon Johnson is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 39-16-1 ATS in their last 56 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Spurs last 4 overall. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in San Antonio and 36-17 in the last 53 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are back in one of those funks and that includes losing their last five games by an average of 6.2 points. The San Antonio Spurs aren't in any better shape, and they actually haven't played well at home where they lose by an average of 3.2 points and allow 47 percent shooting from the field. The Trail Blazers are 15-11 against the spread on the road. In a battle where both teams could use a win, I have more trust in the Trail Blazers getting the job done.