Saturday, October 20, 2018
The San Antonio Spurs travel to Moda Center to meet the Portland Trail Blazers in Saturday NBA action
Betting Line: 517 San Antonio @ 518 Portland -4 (213.5)
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 1-0. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 4 as they average 112 points per contest while giving up 108 per game. The Blazers have an overall record of 1-0 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 128 points per game and surrender 119, good for a point differential of 9.
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Portland is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 10th in the league. The Blazers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 111.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Trail Blazers are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 home games.
The Trail Blazers have been covering machines at home dating back to last year and looked impressive in their opening win over the Lakers. Portland’s bench proves too much for the Spurs on the road. The sharps lay the reasonable chalk and take the home team Trail Blazers.
Vegas Whispers Free Play