Date/Time: 02-07-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -6
Two of the five best teams currently in the West are clashing tonight, when the San Antonio Spurs, who have dropped two straight and are looking to bounce back, are visiting the Portland Trail Blazers, who saw a winning streak end and are looking to return to the winning ways.
Spurs are 32-24 so far in the league and are tied with Houston on the fifth place of the Western Conference. They have lost their last two games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Golden State on the road, 102-141 score. Blazers are 32-21 so far in the league and are sitting on the 4th place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 3-game victory streak end with a home defeat by Miami, 108-118.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 21.3 ppg. He also adds 6.2 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.2 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 21.2 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 8.9 per game. Rudy Gay adds 14.2 ppg and 6.4 rebounds. Portland are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 26.2 ppg. He also adds 4.5 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.3 per game, while CJ McCollum follows with 21.2 ppg, adding 3.9 rebounds per game. Jusuf Nurkic adds 15 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 10.3 per game.
This will be the third meeting between those two teams this season and they are tied 1-1 wins. Spurs won at home with a 131-118 score and Blazers at home 121-108. Portland are 22-8 at home, while San Antonio are 10-17 on the road. Portland have both a better offense with 113 ppg to San Antonio’s 112.4 and a better defense, allowing 110.2 ppg to San Antonio’s 110.9. San Antonio on the other hand have a better accuracy both from the field (47.9% to 46.3%) and from behind the arc (40.5% to 36.3%). Portland grab more rebounds (47.9 to 44.2), while San Antonio commit fewer turnovers (12.3 to 13.7) and dish more assists per game (24.9 to 22.8). Portland have been very strong at home unlike San Antonio on the road and expect them to get away with a win by more than 6 points.
San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -6 (-109)