Nets vs. Blazers Odds, Trends, Free Pick ATS 11/17/22
Brooklyn Nets (6-9 SU, 6-8-1 ATS) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10-4 SU, 11-3-0 ATS)
When: Thursday, November 17th, 10:00 PM (ET)
Where: Moda Center, OR, Portland
Point Spread: BKN +2.5/ POR -2.5 (Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE when you use bonus code PREDICTEM on the special offers page at the oldest sportsbook on the web —> Everygame!)
Money Line: Brooklyn Nets +111/ -133
- Kyrie Irving (Out) Personal
- T.J. Warren (Out) Foot
- Jusuf Nurkic (Questionable) Quad
- Justise Winslow (Questionable) Illness
- Gary Payton II (Out) Abdomen
- Keon Johnson (Questionable) Hip
- Olivier Sarr (Out) Wrist
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 6-9. So far, the team has gone 6-8-1 against the spread. The Nets head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -22.5.
Not only did the Nets drop their last game to the Kings. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 153-121 as 1 point underdogs. Brooklyn struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 19 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Kevin Durant, as he contributed 27 points while hitting 53.3% of his shots.
The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 10-4. So far, the team has gone 11-3-0 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Portland has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
The Trail Blazers are coming off a 117-110 win over the Spurs. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 8 point favorites. Portland went on to win the game, as they led by 6 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Jerami Grant, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 60.0% of his shots.
In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 118.0 points per game vs the Trail Blazers. On the other side, Portland saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Nets, as they averaged 118.5 points per game in these matchups. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Trail Blazers have averaged 122 points per game compared to 118 for Brooklyn. This has led to an ATS record of 3-2 for Portland. Brooklyn and Portland averaged a combined 240 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
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Through 15 games, the Nets are averaging 110.8 points per contest, placing them 18th in the NBA. So far, the Nets are averaging 97.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Brooklyn is just 16th in shots made inside the arc.
On defense, the Nets will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 18th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Nets 2nd leading scorer, Kyrie Irving. In his 8 games, Irving is averaging 26.88 points per game while dishing out 5.12 assists and grabbing 5.12 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Kevin Durant, who leads the team and is 7th in the NBA at 30.33 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 52.4% of his field goal attempts while taking 22.9% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Through 14 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 109.9 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA. So far, the Trail Blazers are averaging 96.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the Trail Blazers have a current effective field goal percentage of 54.7%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.
Defensively, Portland has had its problems giving up an average of 115.11 points per game (27th).
This season, the Nets offense has primarily worked through Jerami Grant and Anfernee Simons who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 13 games, Grant is 36th in the NBA at 21.31 points per game. So far, him and Simons have accounted for 39% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.64 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Anfernee Simons is grabbing 3.0 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 3.92 assists.
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- Nets are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Nets are 20-41-1 ATS in their last 62 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Trail Blazers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
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