Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
When: Wednesday, November 13, 10:05 PM. ET.
The Portland Trailblazers will be trying to bounce back from their loss to the Sacramento Kings when they take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Raptors Going For Eight win in Last Nine Contests Against The BlazersThe Raptors have dominated their series with the Trailblazers for some time, but they had their six-game winning streak snapped by the Trailblazers the last time they played at the Moda Center. The Raptors bounced back from the loss with a win in Toronto and will try to pick up their second consecutive win in the series and eighth win in their last nine games against the Trailblazers.
Toronto is coming off a back-to-back against the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers and will be dealing with a little fatigue playing in their third game in four nights. Fortunately for them, the Trailblazers haven’t played well on the defensive end, which gives the raptors a good chance of escaping with the win.
The Raptors are averaging 112.5 points per game, but they were held to 88 points by the Clippers in their last game and will be hoping for a better offensive performance on Wednesday.
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors in the loss with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. Norman Powell finished with 15 points and four rebounds, while Fred VanVleet added 15 points and four rebounds.
The Raptors are a good defensive team, holding opponents to 106.7 points, which is ninth in the league. Even though they didn’t have Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, they were able to hold the Clippers to 98 points in the loss. They will give themselves a chance to win this game if they can hold the Trailblazers under 100 points.
Trailblazers Going For Second Win In Seven GamesThe Trailblazers managed to snap their four-game losing streak when they beat the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, but they failed to take the momentum into their last game, losing to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up a win over the short-handed Raptors, which will give them their second win in their last seven games.
Portland has played well offensively this season, averaging 114.1 points per game, which is eighth in the league. But, they were held to 99 points by the Kings and will need to play significantly better to get past the Raptors.
Damian Lillard once again led the way for the Trailblazers, finishing the game with 27 points, four rebounds, and five assists. C.J. McCollum finished with 24 points and five rebounds, while Hassan Whiteside added 17 points and seven rebounds.
Portland’s biggest problem has been on the defensive end, with the team giving up 114.6 points per game. They gave up 107 points to the Kings in their last game and will need another decent defensive effort to get the win.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Toronto is:
- 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Northwest teams.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Portland is:
- 11-2 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games.
- 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference teams.