Nets vs. Trail Blazers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have listed the Trail Blazers as an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 221 points.
Brooklyn comes in with a 4-7 record after a 112-104 loss at the Nuggets. Portland is 6-5 following a 98-97 home loss to the Grizzlies. The Trail Blazers went 2-0 straight up and ATS last season. The over went 2-0.
The Nets were led by Tyler Zeller as he accounted for 21 points and five rebounds off the bench at Denver. Caris LeVert contributed 13 points off the bench. D'Angelo Russell added 12 points and six assists. Brooklyn outscored the hosts 31-19 in the fourth quarter but were unable to climb all the way back.
Portland was paced by C.J. McCollum with 36 points in the loss to Memphis. Evan Turner scored 16 off the bench. Damian Lillard added 12 points, six assists and five rebounds. Portland shot 44 percent from the floor, making only 6-of-19 from 3-point range. The Blazers did connect on 19-of-20 from the free throw line.
Brooklyn is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
The Nets love to run up and down the floor, while this will provide a better opportunity for Portland to get rolling on the offensive end after falling to the defensive-minded Grizzlies. Roll with the over in this game.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NETS/TRAIL BLAZERS OVER 221