Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs ATS Prediction

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The Portland Trail Blazers (13-9) will travel to the AT&T Center to square off with the San Antonio Spurs (10-12). The Spurs opened as 1-point favorites. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 217 points and it starts at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Spurs (4-point underdogs) were defeated by the Houston Rockets, 136-105, while the Trail Blazers (2-point favorites) fell to the Denver Nuggets, 113-112. Both games went over their projected point totals. The San Antonio game went 25 points over the projected point total of 216, while the Portland game went 11 points over the projected point total of 214.

Portland had a better effective field goal percentage (0.565 vs. 0.540) while San Antonio did an excellent job of making free throws (17-20; 85.0 percent). LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for San Antonio, contributing 20 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, CJ McCollum played a pivotal role for Portland with 33 points.

In their first matchup this season, Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers to a 121-108 win. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 29 points. The two teams combined to score 229 points, which was well over the projected point total of 214, and Portland covered as a 5-point favorite. Portland did a fantastic job of making free throws (16-19; 84.2 percent). San Antonio, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (5.3 vs. 11.5).

Matchups featuring the Trail Blazers tend to finish over the total (59.1 percent). Portland heads into the game with records of 13-9 straight up (SU) and 11-11 against the spread (ATS).

Similarly to Portland, Spurs games also tend to go over the total (59.1 percent). Further, San Antonio is 10-12 SU and 10-12 ATS.

San Antonio should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. San Antonio ranks second in the league at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 12.1 percent), while Portland forces the first-fewest turnovers (11.4 percent).

Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs Free Pick

Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Trail Blazers, ATS Winner – Trail Blazers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Trail Blazers rank 26 in fast break points per game (10.227272727272727) while the Spurs rank 29 (8.863636363636363).
  • San Antonio ranks sixth in blocks allowed per game (4.7) while Portland ranks 25th (6.0).
  • The Spurs rank 17th in assists per game (23.5) while the Trail Blazers rank 28th (20.5).
  • Portland ranks 20th in points in the paint per game (45.8) while San Antonio ranks 26th (42.5).
  • San Antonio ranks 14 in second chance points per game (13.590909090909092) while Portland ranks 18 in second chance points allowed per game (13.772727272727273).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 12th in three pointers attempted per game (32.2) while the Spurs rank 29th (24.8).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 4 in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.954545454545455) while the Spurs rank 9 (15.727272727272727).
  • Neither of these teams are great at stealing the ball. Portland is 27 in the NBA with 6.181818181818182 steals per game while San Antonio is 29 with 5.863636363636363 steals per game.
  • Portland ranks second in rebounds per game (49.8) while San Antonio ranks 16th (44.9).
  • In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, San Antonio is 4-1 and Portland is 4-0.
  • The Trail Blazers are 13-7 when they reach 100 points, while the Spurs are 9-7.
  • Portland is 4-6 ATS on the road, while San Antonio is 5-5 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 6 of the Spurs’ 10 home games, while 7 of the Trail Blazers’ 10 road games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Portland and San Antonio have both had 4 overs and 1 under.
  • The Spurs are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Trail Blazers are 0-5.
  • During their last five games, the Spurs have scored an average of 108.4 points per game (0.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 121.2 points per game (9.2 above their season average).
  • The Trail Blazers have been outscored by an average of 14.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Portland has defeated opponents by an average of 1.9 points.