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Portland vs. San Antonio Game 1 Point Spread Pick

Time: 9:30 PM EST Tuesday May 6, 2014, TNT

Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio Spurs host the Portland Trailblazers in Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinals series.

In their last games: The Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 99-98 and the Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-96.

In their Game 6 win over the Rockets Damian Lillard hit a game winning 3-pointer and they forced 15 turnovers.

In their win over the Mavericks the Spurs shot 56.8% from the floor and held Dallas to a FG% of 40.9%.

These 2 teams split the 4 games facing each other this season.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The underdog has covered the spread in the last 6 games between these 2 teams.

This season the Spurs ranked 6th in the league in both in points per game and opponents’ points allowed.

The Blazers rank 4th in the league in scoring and only 22nd in opponents’ points allowed.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: San Antonio -6.5
Total Line: 205.5
Money Line: Blazers +248 / Spurs -295

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Portland Trail Blazers: 58-30 SU 46-42 ATS
San Antonio Spurs: 66-23 SU 46-43 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• PORT is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
• PORT is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
• PORT has an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 games.
• SA is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
• SA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• SA has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Portland Trail Blazers: 94.24
San Antonio Spurs: 97.31

Key Player Injuries

BLAZERS
No injuries to report at this time.

SPURS
No injuries to report at this time.

Point Spread Pick:

The Trail Blazers are the hot team here winning 13 of their last 15 games overall. Portland did lose the last two in this match-up but won the against the spread battle covering the betting line in 3 of the 4 games this season. The Trail Blazers have been resting and game planning and should give the Spurs all they can handle in Game 1. Take the Portland Trail Blazers +6.5.

Why waste money? Bet this game at and lay -105 instead of -110!

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