Spurs vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
The San Antonio Spurs and host Portland Trail Blazers are both 1-0 entering tonight's clash. Which side stays flawless on the young season with another victory tonight?
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Moda Center at 10:05PM ET
TV: NBCSNW (POR)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Trail Blazers are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 213.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 59 percent of public bets are are siding with host Portland. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Spurs hold off T-wolves
San Antonio won its opener by a count of 112-108 at home over Minnesota. DeMar DeRozan led the way in his Spurs regular season debut as he poured in 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. He added four rebounds and four assists. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points, 19 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a steal. Rudy Gay contributed 18 points and seven boards. Bryn Forbes had 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Marco Belinelli added 10 points, four rebounds and two assists off the bench.
Blazers spoil LeBron's debut
Portland defended its home court Thursday night as it topped LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 128-119. Damian Lillard scored a game-high 28 points on 9-of-21 shooting plus a perfect 8-of-8 at the free throw line. Nik Stauskas scored 24 points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting to go with two rebounds and two assists. C.J. McCollum contributed 21 points and five caroms. Jusuf Nurkic added 16 points, nine boards and two dishes.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games. San Antonio is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games versus the Spurs. The over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
San Antonio struggled on the road last season and a trip to Portland won't be easy. The Trail Blazers were impressive in downing the Lakers and have a core that has good chemistry with each other. While Portland hasn't had the best of luck in home games versus San Antonio, I think it builds off Thursday's win with another impressive performance here to cover the spread.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -4.5