Two teams fighting to go to the playoffs, one of them safer than the other. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail blazers at the AT & T Center, the arena will be full of fans eager to see the Spurs win this game, but the Trail Blazers # 3 at the Western Conference do not want to offer any advantage to the home team, the game will be tight from the first quarter, the home team has the advantage slightly.
San Antonio Spurs: Hungry for a victory.
45 wins and 34 loses in the regular season for the Gregg Popovich team, until today it has been an acceptable performance, the team is ranked # 6 of the Western Conference, sharing the record with Pelicans (5), Thunder (7) and Timberwolves (8), most of those teams with 45 wins and 34/35 losses, the error of one of them benefits the others. For example, if OKC loses tonight against the Rockets, the Spurs benefit directly from that game.
At home winning is easier for San Antonio Spurs, the current winning streak is 9 games, which includes having won Warriors, Wizards and the last game at home was against Houston Rockets, an incredible game 100-83, San Antonio Spurs gave a basketball class to Harden and his friends.
105.4 points on average at home, while the team allows only 98.3 points to visitors, the defense does its job perfectly at home. 47.3% field goal, 36.30% three pointers, 79.5% free throws and the defense has an average of 5.7 blocks per game, they are the defense number 6 in the league rankings with the most blocks per game.
Portland Trail Blazers: Insurance in the playoffs.
The Trail Blazers already have a place in the playoffs, they are number 3 in the conference and have had an acceptable performance on the road, although they have not been able to overcome the 53.80% probability of winning on the road that they have maintained throughout the regular season. Portland is doing a good defensive job, they have also increased the average points per quarters, up to 26.10 points on average from the 1st quarter.
Damian Lillard will not play tonight, the star player is injured (ankle) and will not play against the Spurs, another point in favor of the home team. With the absence of Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers risked losing the 26.7 points that Damian usually brings in each game, it is a blow. 105 points on average on the road, but with the absence of Lillard we can calculate that they will be scoring less than 100 points.
This game can be very lucrative for most bettors, since the Portland Trail Blazers despite being # 3 in the conference, will not have Damian Lillard tonight, while most of the Spurs players are healthy and the Defense only allows less than 100 points to visitors. Just easy money for early night game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail blazers today on 7/3/2018 is: Take the San Antonio Spurs -190 (moneyline)
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