Raptors vs Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 28, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 28, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The Toronto Raptors (18-27) host the Portland Trail Blazers (27-18) in a matchup of Atlantic Division teams at Amalie Arena, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 28, 2021. The Raptors are 1-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The point total in the matchup is 228.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 28, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 28

Raptors:
DeAndre’ Bembry: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee),
Paul Watson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Trail Blazers:
Nassir Little: Out (Thumb),
Damian Lillard: Day To Day (Knee),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Raptors (-1)
Total Pick Under (228.5)
Prediction Raptors 115, Trail Blazers 112

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Raptors to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (3.0) is 2.0 points further in their direction.

The model predicts a total 1.3 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Fred VanVleet 40 20.1 4.3 6.3 1.8 0.7 3.4
Pascal Siakam 36 20.1 7.4 4.8 1.1 0.7 1.3
Kyle Lowry 38 17.2 5.5 7.4 1.1 0.2 2.8
Gary Trent Jr. 42 14.8 2.2 1.4 0.9 0.1 2.9
OG Anunoby 27 14.3 5.8 1.7 1.7 0.7 2.3

Raptors Player Props

  • Fred VanVleet’s PRA prop total for the matchup is posted at 29.5, 1.2 less than his season average of 30.7.
  • Pascal Siakam’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 30.5, 1.8 lower than his season average of 32.3.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • VanVleet’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals less than his season average of 1.8.

Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 43 29.9 4.3 7.7 0.9 0.3 4.2
CJ McCollum 20 24.3 3.7 4.7 1.0 0.4 4.4
Norman Powell 43 19.7 3.0 1.8 1.1 0.2 2.9
Carmelo Anthony 44 14.0 3.3 1.7 0.8 0.7 1.8
Enes Kanter 45 12.3 11.8 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.0

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • Damian Lillard’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 27.5, 2.4 points less than his season average of 29.9.
  • Enes Kanter’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 11.5 boards, 0.3 rebounds lower than his season average of 11.8.
  • CJ McCollum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.9 shots lower than his season average of 4.4.
  • Robert Covington’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Raptors make 44.7% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.4 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed to their opponents (48.1%).
  • In games Toronto shoots higher than 48.1% from the field, it is 12-4 against the spread and 10-6 overall.
  • Portland’s record is 11-3 against the spread and 10-4 overall when its opponents make more than 44.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Trail Blazers have shot at a 44.6% rate from the field this season, 1.3 percentage points less than the 45.9% shooting opponents of the Raptors have averaged.
  • This season, Portland has a 13-7 record against the spread and an 18-2 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 45.9% from the field.
  • This season, Toronto has a 12-6 record against the spread and a 12-6 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 44.6% from the field.
  • The Raptors shoot 37.7% from deep, 0.2% lower than the 37.9% the Trail Blazers allow to opponents.
  • Toronto is 15-6 against the spread and 13-8 overall when it shoots better than 37.9% from distance.
  • Portland has put up a 14-6 against the spread while going 14-6 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 37.7% from downtown.
  • The Trail Blazers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.2%) is just 0.8 percentage points higher than opponents of the Raptors are averaging (37.4%).
  • Portland has a 16-6 ATS record and is 19-3 straight-up when the team makes more than 37.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Toronto has a 17-6 ATS record and a 14-9 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.2% from three-point range.
  • The Raptors hit 15.4 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.9 fewer made shots on average than the 16.3 per game the Trail Blazers allow.
  • When Portland makes more threes than its opponents, it is 19-15 against the spread and 24-10 overall. When Toronto is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 2-13 ATS and 2-13 straight up.
  • The Raptors rank third in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Trail Blazers allow the 21st-fewest made threes in the league.

Raptors vs Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Raptors Rank Raptors AVG Trail Blazers AVG Trail Blazers Rank
17th 112.2 Points Scored 114.6 9th
18th 112.2 Points Allowed 115.4 27th
30th 40.9 Rebounds 43.4 25th
21st 9.1 Off. Rebounds 10.5 9th
3rd 15.4 3pt Made 16.3 2nd
14th 25 Assists 20.1 30th
9th 12.8 Turnovers 11.1 2nd

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