The San Antonio Spurs have won all three of their games since losing starting point guard Tony Parker to an ankle injury, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Friday night, when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at the AT&T Center.
Sports bettors will find that the Spurs are 11.5-point favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the betting total stands at 202 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total.
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost their last seven road games, including a 91-85 setback to the Memphis Grizzlies as 7.5-point underdogs on Wednesday night.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Trail Blazers are 4-3 against the spread as road underdogs of 9.5 to 12 points, with the OVER going 5-2 in that situation.
The San Antonio Spurs have won 20 of their last 23 games, including a 101-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls as 8.5-point home favorites on Wednesday.
Sports bettors will find that the Spurs are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games against the Portland Trail Blazers, while the OVER is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks on Friday night, as the UNDER is 10-4 in the San Antonio Spurs' last 14 home games.
NBA Picks: Under 202