Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Pick

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Brooklyn Nets
vs.
Portland Trail Blazers

Date/Time: March 27th, 2013 10:30 pm EST

Television: ESPN

Basketball Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Portland -2

Total: 192.5

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NBA Betting Trends

Brooklyn Nets

  • Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
  • Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
  • Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Trail Blazers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
  • Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic.
  • Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

 

NBA – March 27th

The Portland Trail Blazers are going to be happy to be back at home on Wednesday night after a couple days off, and they’ll be trying to beat the NBA odds against the Brooklyn Nets, who are in the midst of their last West Coast swing of the season.

This really isn’t a great scheduling spot for the Nets, knowing that this is game No. 5 of a nine-game trek that will span a total of over two full weeks when it is said and done with. So far, so good, though. Brooklyn has won three of the four games, and the one loss at the Los Angeles Clippers is one to not be ashamed about. The club has three covers in four tries as well, and it is going to be catching points in most of these games until it gets back home next week. Keep an eye on the status of G Joe Johnson in this one. Johnson missed the team’s most recent win against the Phoenix Suns with a knee bruise, and he is considered up in the air for this one. That’s going to put a lot of the scoring onus on the boys in the paint, specifically C Brook Lopez. Lopez has been awesome these last three games, averaging 25.7 points per game in those outings. He also has put up 6.0 boards per game in that stretch.

The idea of the Blazers get into the playoffs in the Western Conference isn’t totally out of the question, though it is certainly going to be difficult. They enter the day on Tuesday 2 ½-games out from the last spot in the conference, but there are three teams that still have to be hopped to get the job done. Portland is going to be thrilled to have survived an East Coast swing last week in which the team finished up at 2-3, and now, it is back at the Rose Garden, where it is 22-11 SU and 17-13-3 ATS this year. The Trail Blazers had finished up their most recent home stand with comfortable wins and covers against the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons, and these next two games against the Nets and the Utah Jazz are pivotal for the rest of the season. F LaMarcus Aldridge needs to get back to his big time scoring ways if the Blazers are going to win this one. He’s got a tough matchup against Lopez, and he is coming off of a game in which he scored just 10 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The good news though, is that he had put up at least 20 in his previous seven games, and he is the team’s leading scorer at 21.0 points per game.

Prediction:

The equation with Portland is always simple. Bet the Blazers at home. Fade ‘em on the road. We’re going to keep up with that motto on Wednesday night, as we think that Brooklyn is really going to be exhausted at this point, especially if Johnson doesn’t play. Portland 103 – Brooklyn 97

Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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