The 18-5 San Antonio Spurs will travel on a back to back as they face the 9-12 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Portland is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The current betting odds from this NBA game have the road club San Antonio Spurs favored by -6 points and the over under line is set at 204 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds opened up a few hours ago.
The Spurs and Trailblazers met once this season with San Antonio posting the 112-109 road win on November 10th as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game went over 197 points. Trend: The over is 5-1 in their past six head to head meetings.
San Antonio had their six game win streak snapped last night in a 99-96 road defeat to the Utah Jazz as a -4 point betting favorite. The game went well under the total of 209 ½ points. First time in four games for the Spurs to play to under 100 points.
The Spurs shot under the season average in the loss making just 42.5% of their shots. They allowed nearly 49% shooting to the Jazz. Tim Duncan had a solid performance for the Spurs with 22 points and 21 rebounds. They got beat up in side as they allowed the Jazz to score 48 points in the paint. The Spurs are the top scoring offense in basketball with 105 points a game. They make over 48% from the floor good for third in the league.
Portland was at one time a very difficult place to play for road teams. This year the Trailblazers are just 5-4 at home. They come off the 93-74 home win on Monday to a bad Toronto Raptors team as a -2 ½ point favorite. Portland survived going 0 of 20 from three. Portland has been a terrible defensive team this season allowing 47.2% shooting from the field which ranks 28th in the NBA. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team with 21 points a game.