Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 3/9/2024

The Toronto Raptors (23-40) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (17-45) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. Both the Raptors and Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Raptors vs Trail Blazers

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The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors were defeated by the Suns in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 120-113. The Raptors managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 67-53.

So far this season, the Raptors have gone 23-40 and are 4-6 in their last ten games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 12th and are 5th in the Atlantic division.

So far, Toronto’s ATS record is below .500 at 30-33. When playing on the road, the Raptors hold an ATS record of 17-14 in contrast to a 13-19 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Trail Blazers is coming off a loss to the Rockets in their latest game, ending with a score of 123-107. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Trail Blazers failed to cover the spread as +6.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 218.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Heading into today’s game against the Raptors, the Trail Blazers are 17-45 overall. In the Western Conference, they are 14th and 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland has an overall ATS record of 29-33 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 17-14, as opposed to a 12-19 record against the spread when playing at home.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

In 63 games games, Toronto has an average of 114.1 points per game (17th).

When it comes to scoring, the Raptors are 17th in the league at 114.1 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 117.2 points per game compared to 111.2 at home.

So far this season, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 46% of their games. They are also 13th in the league in pace at 99.3 possessions per game.

In terms of shooting, the Raptors are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 5th in two-point field goals made but just 23rd in three-pointers made.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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Through 62 games games, Portland is averaging 107.8 points per game (28th).

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers have struggled this season, ranking 28th in the league with 107.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 108.8 points per game.

Portland’s offense has been heavily reliant on the three-point shot, as they are 19th in three-point attempts but just 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage.

Despite being 30th in assists, the Blazers are 5th in offensive rebounds. In terms of pace, Portland is 20th in the league at 97.8 possessions per game.

Raptors Team Defense

So far, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 22nd in the league at 118.0 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Raptors’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.0% and allowing 37.4% from beyond the arc.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Currently, the Trail Blazers’ defense holds the 17th rank in the NBA, allowing 116.0 points per game. The Portland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Portland.

Key Players For The Raptors And Trail Blazers

In today’s game, we anticipate RJ Barrett leading the scoring for the Raptors, contributing 19 points while shooting 7/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 19.4 points per game, along with 5.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Anfernee Simons is our projected leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 43.1%, and he is contributing 22.8 points per game on average.

Raptors vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Toronto has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 122 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Across the Trail Blazers last ten home games, the team averaged 110 points per game while allowing 115. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 7-3, while going 3-7 straight-up.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Raptors struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Raptors vs Trail Blazers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Raptors to secure the win, with an expected final score of 112-106. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -2.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 225 and our model has the Raptors and Trail Blazers finishing with a combined 218 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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