The Brooklyn Nets (16-23) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (10-29) on Wednesday, January 17th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. Both the Nets and Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Nets vs Trail Blazers
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Nets is coming off a loss to the Heat in their latest game, ending with a score of 96-95. The start of the second half saw the Nets in the lead, at 45-31.
Coming into today’s game against the Trail Blazers, the Nets are 16-23 overall and are looking to snap their three game losing skid. In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are in 10th place and are 4th in the Atlantic division.
Brooklyn arrives with an ATS record of 19-18 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Nets have an ATS record of 7-12, as opposed to a 12-6 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Trail Blazers’ most recent matchup against the Suns saw Scoot Henderson lead the Trail Blazers with 33 points while shooting 11/31 from the field. Anfernee Simons contributed 28 points, but Portland lost the game 127-116.
Coming into today’s game against the Nets, the Trail Blazers have a 10-29 record and are looking to snap their four game losing streak. In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are currently in 14th place and are 5th in the Northwest division.
Portland has an overall ATS record of 17-22 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 10-12 compared to a 7-10 record vs. the spread at home.
Nets Offense Breakdown
In 39 games games, Brooklyn has an average of 114.1 points per game (18th).
The Nets offense is currently ranked 18th in the NBA, averaging 114.1 points per game. However, they have struggled on the road, averaging 112.3 points per game compared to 115.8 at home.
So far, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.2% of their games. In terms of pace, the Nets are 23rd in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.
When it comes to field goal percentage, the Nets are 26th in the NBA at 45%. They have been one of the league’s best three-point shooting teams, ranking 8th in both three-point makes and attempts. From beyond the arc, Brooklyn is shooting 36%.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
In 39 games games, Portland has an average of 107.3 points per game (30th).
This season, the Trail Blazers are one of the NBA’s worst offensive teams, ranking 30th in scoring at 107.3 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 110.9 points per contest.
Portland has struggled with their shooting efficiency, ranking 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. They have also been one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting just 35% of their attempts.
Despite their struggles on offense, the Blazers have been solid on the offensive glass, ranking 6th in the NBA in offensive rebounds. In terms of pace, Portland is 18th in the league at 98.8 possessions per game.
Nets Team Defense
In terms of defense, Nets is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 115.9 points per game. Brooklyn’s defense is currently forcing 12 turnovers per game, which is 6th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.6 rejections per game.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
So far, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 19th in the league at 117.1 points per contest. In their previous game, the Trail Blazers’ defense struggled against the Suns, giving up 127 points on a field goal percentage of 60%.
Key Players For The Nets And Trail Blazers
In today’s game, we anticipate Mikal Bridges leading the scoring for the Nets, contributing 20 points while shooting 6/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.4 points per game along with 5.4 boards.
As for Portland, Anfernee Simons is projected to be the primary scorer for the Trail Blazers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 41.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 23.1 points per game.
Nets vs Trail Blazers Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Nets have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 1-9 vs. the spread. The team averaged 106 points per game in this stretch.
- Although Portland has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 98 points per game in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Nets have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Nets to secure the win, with an expected final score of 109-99. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -6.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223, and our model projects the Nets and Trail Blazers to reach a combined total of 208 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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