|NBA Nets vs. Blazers Picks & Predictions for Wednesday, March 27, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:30|
Nets vs. Blazers Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Blazers are 2.5-point favorites over the Nets, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 196.5 points. Brooklyn is 41-29 overall and 19-15 on the road, while Portland is 33-37 overall and 22-11 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blazers opened as 2.5-point favorites and that’s where the line currently stands. As for the total, it opened at 192.5 and has climbed to 196 or 196.5 depending on what sports book you view.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 55% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Blazers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Portland. According to latest NBA trends, Nets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland. The Trail Blazers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Brooklyn (41-29 SU, 33-34-3 ATS, 33-36-1 O/U beat Phoenix by two on the road, laying six on Sunday. Portland (33-37 SU, 32-34-4 ATS, 37-31-2 O/U) is coming off a 103-83 loss at Oklahoma City on Sunday. But before that loss, the Trailblazers had upset Atlanta (104-93) on the road and Chicago (99-89) as big dogs. Portland still has a long shot of making the playoffs, though it's a long shot. They are 22-11 at home and 32-5 SU all-time against the Nets at the Rose Garden. Portland has also won eight of the last nine home games. Portland also has an advantage at shooting guard with Joe Johnson (quad) doubtful after missing the Phoenix game. Guard Wesley Matthews has made 17 of his 30 shots from 3-point range over the last four games, and he scored a team high 20 points against the Nets in the first meeting. If Johnson doesn't go, Keith Bogans will get the start. He had three points in 30 minutes against the Suns. Expect the Trailblazers to get out and run against a more half-court oriented Nets' team.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -2.5