The Portland Trail Blazers welcome the New Jersey Nets to the Rose Garden on Wednesday night. For all of the NBA odds information be sure to swing by Bovada sportsbook.
The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 head to head meetings between these squads. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 as well. The Trail Blazers are 10-4-1 in their last 15 game as a home favorite of between 5 and 10 points. They are also 17-8-1 overall ATS vs. a team with a below .400 winning percentage, but they are just 1-4 ATS recently in their last 5 home games. As a road underdog of 5-10 points the Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7. The Nets are an impressive 5-1ATS in their last 6 on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Compared to their overall record of 19-36 the Nets are actually not a bad road team at all. They are 12-17 straight up on the road, but they are coming off of a road loss yesterday to the Lakers which is nothing to be ashamed of. Portland also has a good home record, but most of that was achieved when they were surpassing expectations earlier this season and much has changed since then. Both of these teams are clearly playing for the future.
We outright do not think with the way they are playing that the Blazers should be 8 point favorites against any team right now. We are not worried about the fact that the Nets played last game because they have been good on 0 days rest lately. It is just too many points here and while the Blazers won’t win we do not see them covering against a New Jersey team that plays hard for coach Avery Johnson so bet the underdog at the sports books.