NBA Picks: Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have won their last four home games against the Brooklyn Nets by an average of 9.8 points, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Wednesday night as the two teams meet at the Rose Garden.
Sports bettors will find that the Trail Blazers are 1.5-point favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 195 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
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The Brooklyn Nets are 3-1 on their current eight-game road trip, which includes a 102-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns as six-point favorites Sunday.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Nets are 4-7 straight up and against the spread as an underdog of three points or less, while the OVER is 6-5 in that situation.
Portland Trail Blazers
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The Portland Trail Blazers went 2-3 on their recently completed five-game road trip, which included a 103-83 blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder as 11-point underdogs Sunday.
Sports bettors will find that the Trail Blazers are 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games following a road trip of seven or more days.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Portland Trail Blazers as one of their NBA betting picks Wednesday night, as they've gone 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
NBA Pick: Portland Trail Blazers -1.5