NBA Picks: Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJanuary 17, 2014

NBA Picks: Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs

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    The Portland Trail Blazers are 3-0 straight up and against the spread as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points this season, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Friday, as they prepare to face the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Trail Blazers are receiving six points in the pro basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 213.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Portland Trail Blazers

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    Don Ryan/Associated Press

    The Portland Trail Blazers have won three games in a row, including a 108-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers as 10.5-point home favorites Wednesday.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Blazers are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 meetings in this series.

San Antonio Spurs

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    Eric Gay/Associated Press

    The San Antonio Spurs have put together a six-game winning streak, which includes a 109-105 triumph over the Utah Jazz as 13.5-point home favorites Wednesday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Spurs are 19-5 straight up and 13-11 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points, with the OVER going 13-11 in that situation.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Portland Trail Blazers, as the San Antonio Spurs are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games versus a team with a winning road record.

    NBA Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +6


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