Blazers a good bet to rebound in Toronto
The Trail Blazers had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Celtics on Wednesday but will they rebound tonight when they visit the Raptors at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Boavada.lv, the Raptors are 5.5-point home favorites versus the Blazers while the over/under is sitting at 208.5 points. Our NBA Odds page shows that Toronto opened as a 5-point favorite before the line climbed a half point, while the total opened at 207.5 before rising a full point.
A flat third quarter contributed to Portland's demise in Boston in an ugly 116-93 loss on Wednesday. Damian Lillard scored 20 points, which was his worst scoring production since early February but he's still racked up at least 20 points or more in 12 straight games. Meyers Leonard was also turnover-prone in the loss but bettors should expect a much cleaner game all-around by Portland tonight.
There are several trends that favor the Blazers covering in Toronto. For starters, they're 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games and are a perfect 5-0 against the number coming off a loss. They've also covered the spread in five of their last six road games versus the Raptors and are an impressive 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against Toronto overall. The underdog and road team have also covered in four of the last five games between these two teams.
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