Trail Blazers vs. Spurs NBA Prediction
The Trail Blazers and Spurs square off on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday night. Is the total for tonight's matchup set too high at 232.5?
551 Portland Trail Blazers (-2.5) at 552 San Antonio Spurs (+2.5); o/u 232.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, April 16, 2021
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Portland Trail Blazers DFS Notes
Carmelo Anthony had one of his best games of the season Tuesday night, tallying 25 points (10-of-15 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), two rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes during a loss to the Celtics. Two days after going scoreless in a loss to the Heat, Anthony bounced back in a big way Tuesday night. The 25 points are the most that he's scored in a game since March 13, when he put up 26 in a win over the Timberwolves. Also of note was Anthony's field goal percentage, as he had not shot at least 60% from the field since March 3. Still rostered in 42% of Yahoo leagues, Anthony's value took a serious hit once Portland welcomed back some of its key contributors and acquired Norman Powell from the Raptors. Anthony is, at best, a player worth rostering in deep leagues.
San Antonio Spurs DFS Notes
DeMar DeRozan had 19 points, 11 assists and one steal in a 117-112 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday. DeRozan tallied his second double-digit assist game in his last four outings. The scoring was a tad below his average but he made up for it with his playmaking. DeRozan will always score but he is averaging 7.1 apg this season which has boosted his value, but his lack of steals and 3-pointers will always annoy his fantasy managers.
Trail Blazers vs. Spurs Game Prediction
The over is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings between these two teams and is 7-1 in the last eight games in San Antonio. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Trail Blazers’ last six road games, is 4-0 in their last four games as a road favorite and 9-3 in their last 12 games played on Friday. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Spurs’ last four games overall and 7-1 in their last eight home games versus a team with a winning road record.
NBA PREDICTION: TRAIL BLAZERS/SPURS OVER 233