Trail Blazers vs Nets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/7/24

Brooklyn Nets (16-20) vs Portland Trail Blazers (9-25)

Game Info: Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Portland Trail Blazers invade the Barclays Center to battle the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a Trail Blazers vs Nets Prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have been in a slump as they've lost five of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game skid after getting run over by the Mavericks in a 139-103 road defeat on Friday. Jerami Grant led the team with 18 points on six of 11 shooting, Scoot Henderson added 17 points with 10 assists while Duop Reath chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot just 41 percent from the field and 13 of 40 from the 3-point line as they got off to a poor start and fell behind right away and things only got worse in the third quarter where they got outscored by an incredible 40-16 to suffer one of their worst losses of the season.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FT% (93.2%) this season.
  • Jerami Grant ranks 7th amongst qualified Forwards for 3P% (42.0%) this season.

Brooklyn Nets

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in a rut as they've lost 10 of their last 13 games overall, but they will be eager to build some momentum after snapping a five-game slide with a 124-115 win over the Thunder on Friday. Nic Claxton led the team with 23 points, 13 rebounds and three assists on eight of 11 shooting, Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 points with four assists, Cam Thomas scored 19 points off the bench while Mikal Bridges chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Nets shot 45 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Thunder from the start and never looked in danger after dominating the first half by 75-47.

Brooklyn Nets Player Facts

  • Nicolas Claxton ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.3) this season.
  • Spencer Dinwiddie ranks 7th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nets rank 30th in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (11.9).
  • The Nets rank 2nd in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.9).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.6).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for field goal percentage this season (43.6%).

Trail Blazers vs Nets Prediction

The Trail Blazers are still missing Moses Brown, Matisse Thybulle and Deandre Ayton, while the Nets are still without Ben Simmons. The Trail Blazers come into this meeting as one of the coldest teams in the league and they just got thrashed by a Mavericks team missing their best player in Luka Doncic. The Nets haven't been much better lately, but they are coming into this one fresh off an upset win over the Thunder and I think they can make it two wins in a row if they play half as good as they did in their win on Friday. 

Peter’s Pick Brooklyn -8.5

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