Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Prediction, Tips and Odds – Nov. 16, 2022 04:00 CET 

Ognjen
November 15, 2022
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Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Prediction

The San Antonio Spurs, who have shown that they play the best, against the strongest teams, and the Trail Blazers are the guests, are visiting the first-ranked team of the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Portland Trail Blazers Team News 

Portland is surely the biggest surprise at the NBA season opener. No one expected that they would play this well and be first in the West after 13 rounds played. But the Billups-led team is 9-4 and playing great.

The team is led by the great Dame Lillard, who is averaging almost 29 points this season, with great percentages. He shoots over 40% threes and sometimes looks undefendable with his “logo distance” shots. Lillard gets great help in the attack from Anfernee Simons, who is one of the biggest candidates for the MIP player of the year, that is, the player who has improved the most this season. In addition to those two, there is also Jeremi Grant, who plays excellently in both directions and relieves Lillard, especially offensively.

The Blazers showed their quality this season as they beat the Suns, the first favorites in the West, three times. They lost the last match in Texas to the Mavs, with a 5-point difference, and Grant scored 37 points, while Lillard had a worse night with 29 points and 12 assists.

The game against the Spurs comes at an ideal time for them to get back on the winning track.

San Antonio Spurs Team News 

Former champions and power from the West, the San Antonio Spurs decided a couple of seasons ago to embark on a slight overhaul, while this year they embarked on a total overhaul. This was clear when they traded the main star of the team, Dejounte Murray, who was the player who improved the most last year.

However, even this season, the Spurs look decent compared to the team with the experienced Gregg Popovich. This season, the Spurs picked up a mini Boris Diaw, four from Baylor, and Jeremy Sochan in the Draft. Young Joshua Primo left the team due to personal problems and briefly interrupted his career. Lonnie Walker and Jock Landale, who play very well in the Lakers and Suns, also left the team. The team is led by Johnson, who averages 23.1 points.

The Spurs enter this match after a heavy defeat against the champion Golden State, with a 30-point difference. They will have less than 24 hours to regenerate physically and mentally from that heavy defeat. The defense looked very bad, and they conceded 132 points. Johnson was the most efficient with 15 points, but with 4/15 field goal shooting.

H2H 

04.04.22 – San Antonio Spurs : Portland Trail Blazers – 113:92

02.04.22 – San Antonio Spurs : Portland Trail Blazers – 130:111

24.03.22 – Portland Trail Blazers : San Antonio Spurs – 96:133

03.12.21 – Portland Trail Blazers : San Antonio Spurs – 83:114

Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Prediction 

The Blazers enter this match as favorites, both because of the form and quality they possess and because the Spurs are coming to Oregon after a tough back-2-back game they played last night against the champion Warriors.

For the Blazers, there will be no Payton and Sarr in this match, while Johnson, Nurkic, and Winslow are questionable. Collins, Langford, and Wesley are not in the lineup for the Spurs.

Tip-off Time: Wednesday, 16.11.2022, 04:00 CET
Prediction: Trail Blazers (-5.5)
Odds: 1,81.
Sportsbook: Bet365 

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