Portland Trailblazers versus Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-27-2013

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The 41-29 Brooklyn Nets will continue their road trip as they face the 33-37 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Portland is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The NBA odds from this game has the home team Portland Trailblazers favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 194 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds were released a few hours ago.

The Trailblazers and Nets met back on November 25th where Brooklyn posted the 98-85 victory as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The game came in at under 193 ½ points.

Brooklyn has a road record of 19-15 on the season. They win for the seventh time in ten games after a 102-100 road victory on Sunday to the Phoenix Suns as a -6 point betting favorite. The game finished over 190 points. The Nets shot 46.1% from the floor and hit on 4 of 14 three pointers. They held the Suns to only 41.4% shooting and 6 of 21 from beyond the arc. Brooklyn preserved victory at the free throw line making 28 of 31 at the charity stripe. The Nets have seen an upsurge offensively as the team has averaged 105 points per game over their past six games. The team is fifth in the NBA in scoring defense by giving up just 94.6 points a game. Brooklyn is in the fourth seed in the Eastern conference and holds a 2 ½ game lead over the fifth seeded Chicago Bulls with 12 games left to be played.

The Trailblazers are 22-11 on their home court. Portland returns home after a 2-3 east coast road trip. Their two game win streak was snapped on Sunday after a 103-83 road defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +11 point underdog. The game finished under 207 points. Portland gets crushed by OKC in the second half as they get outscored 58-36 in defeat. They shot just 40.5% from the floor along with 10 of 26 from the three point line. The Trailblazers gave up 52.4% shooting to the Thunder and allowed Oklahoma City to pull down nine more rebounds. Rookie point guard Damian Lillard led Portland with 19 points and 6 assists in defeat. In the playoff chase the Trailblazers sit in the 11th seed trailing the eighth seeded LA Lakers by 2 ½ games with 12 games to play.

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