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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 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: March 28, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TV: SN | NBC Sports Northwest
Stream: NBA League Pass

Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors 3/28/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers -2 (-110) 229 o (-110) -125
Toronto Raptors +2 (-110) 229 u (-110) +105
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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

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
Trail Blazers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Portland are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Toronto.
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Portland are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
Trail Blazers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Portland are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Raptors are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto’s last 15 games against Portland.
Toronto are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games when playing at home against Portland.
Toronto are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Toronto are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Toronto are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games played in March.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard PG Knee missed last game, is “?” Sunday vs Toronto
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely
Nassir Little SF Thumb is OUT Sunday vs Toronto

Toronto Raptors

DeAndre’ Bembry SF Quarantine is OUT Sunday vs Portland
Patrick McCaw SG Knee is OUT Sunday vs Portland
Paul Watson PG Quarantine is OUT Sunday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Toronto Raptors
22-23-0 Against the Spread 20-25-0
25-20-0 Straight Up 25-20-0
115 Points per Game 112
115 Points Allowed per Game 112
44.57 Offensive FG% 44.75
83.39 Offensive FT% 82.82
38.17 Offensive 3PT% 37.69
48.13 Defensive FG% 45.92
77.51 Defensive FT% 79.62
37.94 Defensive 3PT% 37.38

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