Portland vs. San Antonio Game 5 Point Spread Pick
- Updated: May 13, 2014
Time: 9:30 PM EST Tuesday May 14, 2014, TNT
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio Spurs host the Portland Trailblazers in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinals series.
In their last games: In Game 4 the Blazers beat the Spurs 103-92.
In the Game 4 win Damien Lillard went for 25 points and Portland scored 62 points in the paint.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these 2 teams.
In the last 14 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 9 times.
In the Game 4 loss no San Antonio player scored more than 15 points.
Point Spread: San Antonio -7.5
Total Line: 208
Money Line: Trail Blazers +285 / Spurs -345
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Portland Trailblazers: 59-33 SU 47-45 ATS
San Antonio Spurs: 69-24 SU 49-44 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• PORT is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
• PORT is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
• PORT has an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
• SA is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games.
• SA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
• SA has an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Portland Trailblazers: 93.17
San Antonio Spurs: 98.40
Key Player Injuries
Mo Williams G Sidelined May 8 groin Day-to-day
No injuries to report at this time.
Point Spread Pick:
It appeared that San Antonio thought they just had to show up in Game 4 to get the win. Obviously that wasn’t the case. The Spurs’ shooting was a poor 44.3 in the loss; down more than four percentage points from their season average and that was their best stat. San Antonio was 3 of 18 from behind the arc and shot a pathetic 57.9% from the charity stripe. I expect the real Spurs to be back for Game 5. The line at 7.5 is the highest it has been in the series, but keep in mind that San Antonio’s winning margin in their 3 victories was 24, 17 and 15.
Take the San Antonio Spurs -7.5.