Portland Trail Blazers is on the road as they take on the Chicago Bulls Monday night. Portland had their two-game win streak snapped with a 104-89 road loss to the Hawks Saturday night. Chicago was in action Sunday night as they travelled to face Washington Sunday afternoon.
Portland had won two straight but they were upended by Atlanta on the road Saturday night. Trail Blazers come into this one 23rd in the league in scoring with 101.7 points per game. Trail Blazers are 7th in the league in rebounding as they collect 44.9 boards a night. Chicago is one of the hottest teams in the league at this point right now, which is something no one would have thought back in November when the team started 3-20. Portland hopes to have Lillard back in this one as he’s missed four games with a strained hamstring: he’s a game-time decision for this contest.
Napier has stepped up in Lillard’s absence but the fact remains that he’s not as dynamic as Lillard is at this point in time. The Lillard/McCollum duo is a tough one to defend but when one of them is missing, Portland is much worse offensively, especially when you figure that the team is in the bottom 10 of the league right now in scoring offence with both of them healthy most of the year.
After a great success yesterday, we are giving you amazing odds for betting. The next competitive and a probably profitable game is coming from NBA between Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.
As we can see that, the absolute favourite in this one is the home team with a very small quote. Against each other, both clubs are met 17 times so far and this is their next competitive game between them. From all those 17 encounters, Golden State Warriors are won 15 times and were defeated 2 times. Curry is expected to miss about two weeks with a sprained right ankle, including Wednesday night's game against his hometown team, the Charlotte Hornets.
The best prediction here is to try over/under market. We believe that after the great games recently, Golden State Warriors will make a game which will not be that beautiful and they will make no more than 103 points in the previous two games. Portland Trail Blazers are not among the most scoring teams, so a line of 215 points is more than enough and we think that it will be below this line.
The next competitive game we choose to predict and make a preview is coming from NBA between the teams of Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers. Both clubs will take a place in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, USA.
Portland showed a slow start and they were unable to dig out of that hole in a loss that evened their record at 1:1 on this five-game trip. Trail Blazers were down 12 after the opening quarter and couldn’t recover. The visitors sputtered at the charity stripe as they converted just 14 of 24 free throws in the loss, also, they turned the ball over 17 times and lost the battle of the boards 57 - 48 as they failed to capitalize on 18 Philadelphia turnovers. Damian Lillard led the Portland Trail Blazers with 30 points in the loss.
Brooklyn Nets was knocked off for the fourth time in five games as LeBron James took over in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers. The hosts were tied after three quarters before getting outscored 42 - 32 in the final stanza, also, they shot 51.9 percent from the field and 14 of 37 three-point attempts in the game. Brooklyn won the rebounding battle 42-33 yet couldn’t get the win. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the Nets with 20 points in the loss. We are backing to see in this one, home win in the ordinary time.
Tonight from NBA have just one meeting, which we chose for you. Minnesota Timberwolves will face Portland Trail Blazers in Minneapolis on Target Center. The away team is coming to this game after 81 - 97 win away from home against the team of Los Angeles Lakers. Portland Trail Blazers beat Minnesota Timberwolves with 112 - 100 in аn amazing match a week ago.
According to the bookies the complete favourite is the team of Minnesota Timberwolves we must say that at home they are really tough team to be beaten. Portland Trail Blazers can be the better team but Minnesota Timberwolves are playing really good and we believe that the away team can score lots of points and will make tough game.
Minnesota Timberwolves are in a bad streak. They have lost the last game as from the last five games they won just two of them. Both of teams are making usually effective games between them. This evening we expect both of teams to play fairly well. Probably they will show us attacking and open game. Our tip for this meeting is victory for away team (-2 AH).
Our next tip from the NBA will be between the teams of Portland Trail Blazers and Milwaukee Bucks. We can say that last night we stroke again with amazing tip of Los Angeles Clippers against New York Knicks. Here we are going to search for the surprise, if we could call it a surprise.
Our tip will be from the over/under markets and it will be to see over 213 points in this game. Portland Trail Blazers can be the better team but Milwaukee Bucks are playing really good and we believe that they can score them lots of points and make their life tougher.
It will be interesting game with a dominance on the Portland Trail Blazers. We think also that they will have no problems here to win the game with 12+ points difference but also in our opinion Milwaukee Bucks will look to score as many points as they can. Both teams has all the chances to cross the 100 points line here so our pick will be over 213 points.
Today is going to be interesting meeting in NBA between Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers. The game will be held in Orlando on Amway Center. All the teams from this League took rest. And they are rested for new feats.
Both teams limped into the All Star break and things aren’t looking to get any better in the near future. Orlando was shorthanded in their loss to the Spurs but hope to have Ross for his debut with the team here. Portland got a boost from Nurkic in his debut after being acquired in a deal for Mason Plumlee but they need to get more production from their frontcourt group. The Trail Blazers have a major edge in the backcourt provided Lillard and McCollum aren’t shut down.
The under is 4-0 in the Trail Blazers last 4 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points, 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400, 8-2 in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Orlando has seen the under go 8-1 in their last 9 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games. Given the Magic’s offensive struggles, one has to think that this one will stay under the total.
Today it will be very important meeting for the guest team, they needed a victory. The game will be between Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers.
Still do not see why Utah Jazz are such favorite to win here. They continue to underperform in their last game against Los Angeles Clippers which they lost 72-88 and it was at home which was their three straight loss. Utah Jazz have been struggling to secure a win in their last three games, with one reaching the overtime. With Portland Trail Blazers two spots below the playoffs zone they will be struggling to get in the zone with most likely a win here. Although they have won just one in their last five games, they won Utah jazz in their last meeting with a 9 points margin.
Portland Trail Blazers are also not playing well and might as well lose this match but should be able to cover here. Utah have won just two in their last five games and also two in their last five home games. Our recommendation is safe bet with Asian Handicap +8.5 points. We will take it this one.
After the unbelievable luck last night in the game between the teams of Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder, tonight we are going to continue with the NBA predictions. The next game which we liked most is the game between Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.
Here we believe that Portland Trail Blazers are going to stop the good winning streak of Dallas Mavericks, which team is playing very good in the past few games. They did lots of wins and they are now very close of the playoff zone but we do not think they will have any chances to reach them and play there. On the other hand, Portland Trail Blazers rested for 3 days and they had enough time to prepare for this game, while Dallas played last night and they will not be fully fit for this game.
This is not that important for a professional team as their roaster is big enough and they have a good players who can replace anyone from the starting 5 but after all they did a tough game last night where they spent lots of powers and they lost it as now they will be physically and mentally exhausted. We think on such equal and matched odds we must go for the team of Portland Trail Blazers.
The next NBA game which we are going to post after the amazing win of Memphis Grizzlies last night will be between Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets. Here we are going to search for the surprise, if we could call it a surprise.
Actually, we cannot say that Portland Trail Blazers are the 100% better than the Hornets but the odds are strongly against them. We think that this is because Hornets are in a poor form at the moment as they lost their last 3 games against no that tougher opponents, excluding Golden State Warriors. We believe that it is high time this negative serie to be stopped and Charlotte is going to win this game.
The odds are pretty good. The bookies are highly underestimating the Hornets as giving them odds around 2.40. We believe that this is not like that and this game is more close to be a 50-50 than a certain win for Trail Blazers.