Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA clash. Both teams are looking to bounce back from losses as the 7-7 Toronto Raptors take on the 6-8 Portland Trail Blazers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Losing to the Detroit Pistons is never a good look for any team, but the Toronto Raptors did just that. The Pistons beat them 127-121 in their own arena and Raptor fans are wondering how did that happen. Their team has now lost 4 of their last 5 games and are currently just 9th in the East, which would put them in the play-in tournament as things stand. Injuries have been an issue for this team, right now they could be without Fred VanVleet, Chris Boucher, Yuta Watanabe and Previous Achiuwa for tonight’s game. They could really use either of those as their record against Portland has not been good as of late. In their last 18 trips to Oregon they’ve won just 5 times.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers will be happy to return home following a 4-game road trip which they finished with a 1-3 record. They’re coming off a huge loss to Denver who beat them by 29 points. Damian Lillard missed the game and the team just collapsed without him. Dame is day-to-day for tonight’s game following his abdominal strain in the game against Houston. The timing of the injury couldn’t be worse for him as he was just starting to heat up with a couple of very efficient 20+ point games. Portland returns home here, they’ve won 5 of 6 games at Moda Center so far this season, however they’ve covered the spread just once in their last 6 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
The Raptors are not the Denver Nuggets, that’s pretty obvious. The Pistons managed to put up 127 points on them two days ago and they are nowhere near the quality offensively as the Portland Trail Blazers. I think this will be a bounce back game for the Blazers, even if they don’t get Lillard back I expect them to win this by 7-8 points. Back the Blazers to cover.
Portland Trail Blazers – Toronto Raptors Odds
Portland Trail Blazers – Toronto Raptors Predictions
Portland -1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Portland is scoring a lot, but they are also giving up a lot. Same goes for the Raptors who saw 248 points scored in their last game. The two teams are fairly mediocre when it comes to guarding the three-point line. Players like C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard and Norman Powell will surely know how to take advantage. The last 3 meetings saw an average of 220.6 points per game between them, that number is slightly down to 219.1 points if we expand to the last 10 head-to-head. The over had landed 5 times in the last 7 meetings, with Portland being the home team here they will be the ones to dictate the tempo. Right now they play at the 11th fastest pace in the NBA, so I think this will result in a high scoring game. Let’s back the over.
Over 212.5 Total Points available at -110 odds on bet365