Blazers vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Portland Trail Blazers pick up another big road win tonight when they take on the Toronto Raptors tonight at 8PM ET?
541 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 542 Toronto Raptors
Friday, March 1, 2019
8PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 225.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent going on the Raptors at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers on fire
Portland is rolling right now, winning and covering the spread in five straight, including four road games. The Blazers are coming off a 97-92 win at Boston on Wednesday. Portland is 38-23 on the season, 14-15 on the road, 35-26 against the spread and 31-29-1 with the over.
The Blazers are putting up 113.5 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent as a team. Defensively, Portland is giving up 109.9 points per game while allowing teams to shoot 45.5 percent against them. Evan Turner and Enes Kanter will both be out for tonight’s game. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 26 points and 6.4 assists per game while CJ McCollum is adding 21 points per contest.
Raptors winning, not covering
Toronto is coming off a 118-95 win at home over Boston on Tuesday. The Raptors have won eight of their last nine, but are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six. Toronto is now 45-17 on the season, 26-6 at home, 27-35 against the spread and 33-29 with the over.
The Raptors are putting up 114.2 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto is giving up 108.7 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 45.3 percent. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 26.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while Pascal Siakam is adding 16.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 against Eastern Conference opponents and 18-5 ATS in their last 23 games when playing on 1 day of rest.
The Raptors are 1-5 against the spread in their last five home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Friday games.
The Blazers own a 128-122 win over Toronto already this season. People seem to be sleeping on the Blazers, but they have quietly moved up to a tie for third in the West, only 4.5 games in back of first in the conference. The Blazers have the scoring to compete with anyone and tonight they face a Toronto team that has had trouble pulling away from most opponents. I am going to ride the Blazers on their hot streak.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers +5