The Brooklyn Nets (6-9) are set to take on the Portland Trail Blazers (10-4) Thursday at the Moda Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET.
The Nets were blown out 153-121 by the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday as they failed to cover as 1.5-point underdogs on the road. Brooklyn has lost 2 straight games and will conclude a 4-game western road trip on Thursday.
The Trail Blazers took down the San Antonio Spurs 117-110 on Tuesday, failing to cover as 8.5-point favorites at home. Portland has won 4 of its last 5 games as G Damian Lillard has returned to the lineup recently.
Nets at Trail Blazers odds
- Moneyline (ML): Nets +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Trail Blazers -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nets +2.5 (-110) | Trail Blazers -2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 220.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Nets at Trail Blazers key injuries
- G Kyrie Irving (suspension) out
- C Jusuf Nurkic (quad) questionable
- F Justise Winslow (illness) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nets at Trail Blazers picks and predictions
Trail Blazers 117, Nets 107
I typically don’t take any bets straight up unless it’s below -150 odds, so with the odds shifting a little to -140, I’ll happily take them straight up. Bet TRAILBLAZERS -140.
TRAIL BLAZERS -2.5 (-110) is the ideal choice in this game with Portland being the superior team right now. With Lillard back in the lineup, the Trail Blazers look like a team that could make some noise in the Western Conference.
The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following 1 day of rest. Meanwhile, the Nets are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games following a loss.
Most of the trends point toward the Under being the move in this game, but give me OVER 220.5 (-105). Both of these teams are top 7 squads in true-shooting percentage and the Nets have the 10th worst defensive rating in the NBA.
The Over is 6-1 in Portland’s last 7 games against a team with a losing record.