Spurs vs. Blazers Point Spread – Free Pick ATS
San Antonio Spurs (6-8 SU, 9-5-0 ATS) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (9-4 SU, 11-2-0 ATS)
When: Tuesday, November 15th, 10:00 PM (ET)
Where: Moda Center, OR, Portland
Point Spread: SA +7.5/ POR -7.5 (Did you know that you can bet on NBA games (college and pro football too!) at -105 odds instead of the spendier -110 your bookie is socking you? Why pay more? Start saving big bucks TODAY by making the switch to BAS Sportsbook!)
Money Line: San Antonio Spurs +250/ -321
- Zach Collins (Out) Heel
- Romeo Langford (Out) Health Protocols
- Tre Jones (Questionable) Illness
- Malaki Branham (Out) Ankle
- Blake Wesley (Out) Knee
- Jusuf Nurkic (Questionable) Adductor
- Justise Winslow (Questionable) Ankle
- Gary Payton II (Out) Abdomen
- Keon Johnson (Questionable) Hip
- Olivier Sarr (Out) Wrist
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 6-8, while going 9-5-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, San Antonio has an overall record of 1-2, including going 2-1 against the spread.
San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 132-95 loss to the Warriors. Going into this game, the team was 8-point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, San Antonio did not outscore the Warriors in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Keldon Johnson, as he contributed 15 points while hitting 33.3% of his shots.
The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 9-4. So far, the team has gone 11-2-0 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Portland has an overall record of 2-1, including going 3-0 against the spread.
The Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from a 117-112 loss to the Mavericks. In terms of betting, Portland entered as 6-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Portland was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Mavericks by 5 going into halftime. In the loss, Jerami Grant led the team in scoring with 37 points on a field goal percentage of 59.1%.
Looking back to last season, the Spurs and Trail Blazers met up for games, with San Antonio winning the series 4-0. A large part of the team’s overall success vs Portland was their ability to win on the road as they were above .500 away from home in the series. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Spurs averaged 122.5 points per game vs Portland, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Trail Blazers actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with San Antonio, the team averaged 95.5 points per game. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Spurs have an average scoring margin of +17 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. Over the course of these games, they averaged 219 points per game, leading a 1-4 over-under record.
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Through 14 games, San Antonio is averaging 112.1 points per game (15th). When looking at the Spurs’ pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 102.2. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers as they are currently the 11th team in made field goals per contest.
On defense, the Spurs will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 23rd-ranked unit in points allowed per game.
This season, the Spurs’ offense has primarily worked through Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell, who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 13 games, Johnson is 24th in the NBA at 22.92 points per game. So far, him and Vassell have accounted for 36.5% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.42 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Devin Vassell is grabbing 4.1 rebounds for San Antonio to go along with 3.5 assists.
For the season, the Trail Blazers’ offensive unit is ranked just 24th in scoring at 109.3 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Trail Blazers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 96.4 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, but they also have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 13th in the league in field goal percentage at 46.9%.
Defensively, Portland has had its problems giving up an average of 115.11 points per game (27th).
This season, the Spurs offense has primarily worked through Jerami Grant and Anfernee Simons who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 12 games, Grant is 41st in the NBA at 20.67 points per game. So far, him and Simons have accounted for 39.0% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.94 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Anfernee Simons is grabbing 3.0 rebounds for San Antonio to go along with 4.09 assists.
- Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Spurs are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
The Spurs have lost their last three road games by 12, 25 and 37. They also had to travel from Golden State to Portland last night. I’m not a huge fan of laying points, but this has Trail Blazers blowout written all over it. I’m betting Portland -7.5! Bet your NBA picks for FREE by scoring a 125% real cash bonus up to $400 AND get a free half point everytime you bet your favorite teams at GTBets Sportsbook!
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