Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 3/28/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 3/28/2021 – The Portland Trail Blazers are on back-to-back wins and another victory would put them on a winning streak. They will still be on the road and will face the Toronto Raptors in their adopted city and venue at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida this 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The live broadcast rights are granted to SN and NBC Sports Northwest while both feeds can be seen through NBA League Pass. The Toronto Raptors have a few changes from the NBA trade deadline that they would like to boast but NBA game odds still have the Portland Trail Blazers winning this game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 3/28/2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 3/28/2021 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers have been picking it up as they bounced back from back-to-back losses with two consecutive wins. This team shares the fifth-best record with the Denver Nuggets and has been neck-and-neck with them for the past week. There is a good chance that they can go further with the Los Angeles Lakers troubled with some injuries. The Orlando Magic were their last opponents and beat them by seven points. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCullum each had 22 points to lead the team while Enes Kanter came off the bench with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 43 GP 43 GS 36.1 MIN 30 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.3 REB 7.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.3 TO 1.6 PF 2.4 AST/TO 27.55 PER
C. McCollum SG 20 GP 20 GS 32.6 MIN 24.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.2 DR 3.7 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 1.8 PF 3.4 AST/TO 22.77 PER
C. Anthony PF 44 GP 3 GS 25.9 MIN 14 PTS 0.5 OR 2.8 DR 3.3 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1 TO 2.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.58 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors have lost to the Phoenix Suns during their last game by four points, 100-104. This team is dwindling in limbo with their record at 18-27 as the 11th-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. Pascal Siakam started at center for the Raptors and provided 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Not so far away was Kyle Lowry doing 22 points, four rebounds and three assists while OG Anunoby had 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Kyle Lowry survived the NBA trade deadline and he gave the team 11 points, six assists and five rebounds.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 36 GP 36 GS 35.3 MIN 20.1 PTS 1.8 OR 5.6 DR 7.4 REB 4.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.1 TO 3.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 18.4 PER
F. VanVleet SG 40 GP 40 GS 36.8 MIN 20.1 PTS 0.6 OR 3.7 DR 4.3 REB 6.3 AST 1.8 STL 0.7 BLK 2 TO 2.5 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.92 PER
N. Powell SF * 42 GP 31 GS 30.4 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.5 OR 2.5 DR 3 REB 1.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 1 AST/TO 18.3 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 3/28/2021 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
Toronto are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard PG Knee missed last game, is “?” Sunday vs Toronto
DeAndre’ Bembry SF Quarantine is OUT Sunday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors figured in an NBA trade deadline and will have some new faces in different jerseys in this match. The online sportsbook has the Trail Blazers as the safer bet as compared to the home team Raptors.
Moneyline: The ML given to the visiting Trail Blazers is at -125 while the Raptors at home are +105.
ATS: It is just two points between both teams on the ATS with the Raptors getting the +2 while the Trail Blazers are -2.
TOTALs: The total for this matchup is pegged at 229 points with the Trail Blazers going over and the Raptors are under.
Score Prediction: 112 – 109, Trail Blazers