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Portland Trailblazers vs. Brooklyn Nets Free Pick

The 35-41 Brooklyn Nets host the 50-26 Portland Trailblazers in a non-conference match up on 4/6/2015 at Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY; Tipoff is at 7:00 PM ET.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Nets -7
Over/Under Total Line: 202

In their last game the Blazers were at home beat the New Orleans Hornets 99-90 where they covered as a 5.5-point favorite. The Blazers have covered the spread in 3 of their last 4 games including their last 2. The total for the Pelicans game went Under, which is the 2nd straight game for Portland where that has been the winning bet. In their last 10 games the Blazers are 5-5 ATS and they have an O/U record of 5-5. Overall, the Blazers have won 2 straight and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

On the season the Blazers have been a decent bet at home (21-17-1 ATS), but not on the road (18-19 ATS). However, they have covered the spread in their last 3 road games. The Over has been the winning bet for Portland on the road with an O/U record of 22-15 while at home they have an O/U record of 14-24-1. In their last 2 road games the posted total has gone Under both times.

The Nets had their 6-game winning streak snapped in their last game where they were on the road and were crushed losing to the Atlanta Hawks 131-99 where they did not cover as a 10-point underdog. They did cover the spread in their previous game and in their last 10 games they are 5-3-2 ATS. The total for the Hawks game went Over and that has been the winning bet in Brooklyn’s last 5 games. The posted total has gone Over in 7 of their last 10 games. Overall, the Nets are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

The Nets have been a much better road betting team on the season (23-17 ATS) than at home (13-21-2 ATS). However, they have covered the spread in their last 2 home games and in their last 4 home games they are 3-0-1 ATS. Brooklyn has an O/U home record of 18-18 and an O/U road record of 17-23. In their last 3 games at home the posted total has gone Over every time.

In the lone match up between these 2 teams this season in Portland the Blazers beat the Nets 97-87. The Blazers covered the spread in the game as a 2.5-point favorite and the posted total for the game went Under.

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Some other angles to consider:

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 5 times.

The Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Nets in Brooklyn.

This season the Nets are 16-20 at home and the Blazers are 19-18 on the road.

SU and ATS Records

Portland Trailblazers: 50-26 SU / 39-36-1 ATS
Brooklyn Nets: 35-41 SU / 36-38-2 ATS

Betting Trends

• PORT is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• PORT is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
• PORT has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
• BKL is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
• BKL is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points
• BKL has an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.

Sagarin Rankings

Portland Trailblazers: 94-67
Brooklyn Nets: 87.36

Injury Report

NETS

NONE

BLAZERS

[F] 04/02/2015 – Dorell Wright out indefinitely ( Hand )
(!)[G] 03/06/2015 – Wesley Matthews out for season ( Achilles )
[C] 04/05/2015 – Chris Kaman expected to miss Monday vs. Brooklyn ( Rest )
(!)[F] 04/05/2015 – LaMarcus Aldridge expected to miss Monday vs. Brooklyn ( Rest )
[F] 04/05/2015 – Nicolas Batum expected to miss Monday vs. Brooklyn ( Rest )

Free Pick

The Blazers have won 6 of their last 7 games and 3 straight on the road and face a Nets team that was on fire before losing badly in their last game. Brooklyn is shooting 49.3% from the floor and averaging 109.5 ppg while in their 4-game home winning streak.

Portland has won 10 of their last 13 games facing the Nets. Portland leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum are expected to be rested in this game. Still, going with the Blazers to at least cover facing a Brooklyn team that allowed the Hawks to shoot nearly 60% from the floor in their last game.

Take the BLAZERS +7

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