Spurs vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

NBA Predictions: Spurs a bad bet to cover spread vs. Blazers? 12/20/17

Are the San Antonio Spurs a bad bet to cover the small spread tonight as a road underdog versus the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:00 p.m. ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Portland. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trail Blazers are 1-point home favorites to beat the Spurs, who opened as a 3.5-point road favorite before the line jumped the fence. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 198.5 points after hitting the board at 198.

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Who Public Bettors Like: As of Wednesday morning, 69% of betting tickets are on the Spurs to cover the spread but 65% of the money is on the Trail Blazers.

Injury Report: Kawhi Leonard (quad) has been ruled out and so has Tony Parker (rest). Kyle Anderson (MCL), however, is probable and so is Danny Green (groin). Meanwhile, CJ Wilcox is out with a knee injury for the Trail Blazers.

Who We Like: Portland. The Spurs are 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 games in Portland. They're also just 3-9 against the number in their last 12 road games, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five conference games.

On the other side, the Trail Blazers are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six Western Conference games, and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -1

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