How To Bet the Spurs vs Trail Blazers Pro Hoops

Posted by Henry Watkins on March 16, 2016 in

When you have a team on the brink of making history in the NBA, you tend to see the accomplishments of other teams fade into the background. The Golden State Warriors are on pace to set the best single season record in professional basketball, so it’s certainly fair that they are getting the majority of the headlines. What gets lost in all of that is just how good a season it has been so far for the San Antonio Spurs. Not only are they sitting just a few games back of the Warriors, they have also gone a ridiculous 33-0 at home this season. The Spurs put doubt in he heads of teams before they even set foot in the AT&T Center, and you can bet that a few of those visitors have conceded defeat before the tip-off. The Portland Trail Blazers are the next team up, and you have to wonder if they are going to be the one that kills that perfect record. You can wager on this western conference match up by visiting the NBA lines page.

How To Bet The Portland Vs San Antonio NBA Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, March 17 at 8:30 PM EST
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Radio: Blazers and Spurs
Live Stream: WatchNBA

Why bet on the Portland Trail Blazers

There is a cluster of 4 teams in the bottom half of the Western Conference playoff race who are essentially battling for 3 spots. The Portland Trail Blazers (35-33) have the best record of that group right now, but with just 2 games separating them all, the Blazers know that there is little margin for error. Portland went on a magnificent run a few weeks back to get into this position, but have cooled off a bit of late, going just 5-5 in their last 10 games. Before you go writing this team off in this game, keep in mind that they did win one of their two visits to San Antonio last season. The Trail Blazers are averaging 104.0 PPG, and are giving up 103.4 PPG.

Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs

You really only have to look at the home record of the San Antonio Spurs (57-10) to find a valid reason to put your money on them. They are more than just a great home record, though, as this is a team that has been consistently good for as long as any of us can remember. It seems that we start every season by talking about their age, but soon just end up talking about how very good they really are. The Spurs have dominated conference opponents this season, going 35-5, and they have already beaten Portland on two separate occasions this season. San Antonio are averaging 104.6 PPG, and are giving up 92.2 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

There is still a chance that the Spurs will lay an egg and lose a game on home court this season, but that is more likely to happen when they start thinking about resting some guys ahead of the playoffs. I just don’t see it happening on Thursday night.

Portland Trails Blazers 95 San Antonio Spurs 108