Spurs vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
The Spurs have struggled recently and haven’t had much ATS success against the Trail Blazers, who they’ll take on Thursday night in Portland at 10:00 p.m. ET. Will Portland cover as a 3.5-point home favorite?
565 San Antonio Spurs (+3.5) at 566 Portland Trail Blazers (-3.5); o/u 221
10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, December 2, 2021
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR
San Antonio Spurs DFS Notes
Derrick White dropped a season-high 24 points (10-of-21 FGs, 1-of-1) in a 116-99 win vs. the Wizards on Monday, adding five rebounds, five dimes, one steal, one block and three triples in 33 minutes. White had an 18-point explosion in the third quarter, the most points he's ever scored in a single quarter -- his previous record was 16. After a very frustrating start to the season, the patience of his fantasy managers is starting to pay dividends as White has been a top-35 player in 9-cat over his last six games.
Portland Trail Blazers DFS Notes
Damian Lillard will miss at least the next 10 days with lower abdominal tendinopathy, as his recent MRI revealed, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. This news will keep Dame out for at least the next four games, with the very soonest he returns being on Sunday, December 12 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. This isn’t a new injury by any means as Lillard has just been battling through it for the majority of the year, but his night off yesterday was obviously not just due to rest. Anfernee Simons should be a hot pickup with this (still available in 71% of Yahoo! leagues) while CJ McCollum will be Portland’s main man for the time being.
Spurs vs. Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction
The Spurs are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against the Trail Blazers and are 1-4-1 against the number in their last six games in Portland. The Spurs are also 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games as a road underdog and are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -3.5