Raptors vs. Trail Blazers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Trail Blazers are listed as a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 213 points.
Toronto enters with a 3-2 record after a 101-92 win at the Lakers. Portland sports a 4-2 record following a 114-107 home victory over the Suns. The Raptors won both meetings last season straight up and 1-1 ATS. The over-under also went 1-1.
The Raptors were led by Demar DeRozan as he scored 24 at the Lakers. Kyle Lowry recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam both scored 18. Toronto opened it up in the fourth quarter by outscoring the hosts 29-21.
Damian Lillard had 25 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the win over Phoenix. CJ McCollum put in 23 points, six assists and five rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic added 17 points and nine boards.
Toronto is 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings and 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings in Portland.
The Raptors' guard play will be beneficial in a matchup against the up-tempo Blazers, which rely heavily on their guards. While Toronto hasn't had a lot of success in Portland recently, this is a good spot against a team that struggled its last home game to put away the lowly Suns.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +2