Will the Trail Blazers stay hot with a win on Friday night? They travel to Toronto will take on the Raptors at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Odds: Trail Blazers at Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET, Friday
According to oddsmakers, the Raptors are 4.5-point home favorites to win tonight’s game. The Trail Blazers also opened as 4.5-point road underdogs so there has been no movement on the point spread. That said, there has been some line movement on the total. After hitting the board at 214.5, the number is now up to 215.
Portland enters play tonight with a 29-22 overall record and is 14-12 on the road. Toronto is 34-16 overall and an impressive 19-4 at home. From a betting standpoint, the Blazers are 25-21 against the spread in 2017-18 and is 15-9 ATS on the road. On the other side, the Raptors are 26-24 at the betting window this season and 12-11 at home.
Meanwhile, 51% of the betting tickets are on the Blazers to cover the spread and 82% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the over.
Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report
Jusuf Nurkic (quad) is probable to play for Portland as is Meyers Leonard (back). Maurice Harkless (back), meanwhile, is questionable.
Two players are questionable tonight for Toronto. Those two players are Fred VanVleet (personal) and CJ Miles (knee).
In the last six meetings between these two teams, the underdog is 5-1. The Trail Blazers are also 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games in Toronto. They’re 12-5 against the number in their last 17 games versus the Raptors overall.
The Blazers are also 6-0-1 at the betting window in their last seven games overall. They’re 12-5-1 against the number in their last 18 road games. They’re also 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games against Eastern Conference foes.
On the other side, the Raptors are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. They’ve failed to cover the spread in seven of their last nine games, too.
Friday NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers +4.5