San Antonio Spurs at Portland Blazers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/14/2014
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Moda Center in Portland
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The San Antonio Spurs will head out on the road on Monday night to take on the Portland Trail Blazers in a game that will feature two of the best defenses in the NBA.
Last season, the Spurs and the Blazers ended up splitting their four-game regular season series. The most lopsided score in that series came in their last meeting, when the Spurs were able to pull off a 103-90 win at home.
Spurs shooting guard Danny Green has played in 10 games against the Blazers in his career, averaging 10.9 points and four rebounds per game. Veteran power forward Tim Duncan has averaged a double-double of 18.4 points and 10.5 boards per game against Portland in his career, while point guard Tony Parker has been able to score 15.8 points per game against them in 42 career games.
The Blazers were able to snap their two-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers 95-85 on Saturday night. Their defense was solid in that game, holding the Pacers to just a 38.6 field goal percentage.
Through their first 24 games this season, the Blazers have one of the best defenses in the Western Conference by only allowing around 96 points per game. Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has been their go-to player this season by averaging a double-double of 22.2 points and 10 rebounds per game.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
San Antonio Spurs are 11-12-0 Against the Spread
San Antonio Spurs are 11-12-0 against the Over/Under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
Portland Trail Blazers are 13-10-1 Against the Spread
Portland Trail Blazers are 9-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
San Antonio Spurs
12/14/14 F Kawhi Leonard Hand is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Denver
12/14/14 G Tony Parker Hamstring expected to miss Sunday vs. Denver
10/24/14 G Patrick Mills Shoulder out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers
11/18/14 G C.J. McCollum Finger out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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