San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers - 12/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers - 12/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers (11-11) vs San Antonio Spurs (6-13)

Game Info: Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games.

The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 107.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 19.1 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Keldon Johnson is averaging 14.9 points and 2.1 assists. Jakob Poeltl is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Vassell is dishing 1.5 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 110.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.5 points and 4 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

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The Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Trail Blazers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-0-1 in Spurs last 5 road games. The over is 7-3 in Trail Blazers last 10 Thursday games. The Spurs are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a couple of solid wins, but they're still losing their last five games by an average of 4.4 points, so I'm not sure if you should be ready to get behind this club just yet. The Portland Trail Blazers have been hit or miss this season and slightly disappointing overall, but they've been dominant at home, where they win by an average of 12.5 points. We're not being asked to lay a lot here. I'll lay the chalk with the Trail Blazers.

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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -3.5

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