Trail Blazers Vs Spurs: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 16, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 16, 2021

The San Antonio Spurs (26-27) are slight underdogs (by 1.5 points) to break a three-game home losing streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers (31-23) on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:30 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 231.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of April 15, 2021, 11:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Spurs Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 16

Trail Blazers:
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Spurs:
Gorgui Dieng: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Trey Lyles: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Spurs (+1.5)
Total Pick Under (231.5)
Prediction Spurs 114, Trail Blazers 112

While William Hill has the Trail Blazers winning by 1.5, the model has the Spurs taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (3.2 points). Take the Spurs.

In this game, the model projects a total (226.2 points) marginally lower than the William Hill over/under (231.5 points).

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Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 52 28.7 4.2 7.7 0.9 0.3 4.1
CJ McCollum 29 23.2 3.9 4.7 1.0 0.5 3.9
Norman Powell 52 19.0 3.1 1.8 1.2 0.3 2.7
Carmelo Anthony 53 13.4 3.2 1.6 0.7 0.6 1.7
Enes Kanter 54 12.1 11.8 1.3 0.5 0.7 0.0

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • Damian Lillard’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 6.2 points lower than his season average of 28.7.
  • Enes Kanter’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 23.5, 1.6 less than his season average of 25.1.
  • Lillard’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.6 shots lower than his season average of 4.1.
  • Robert Covington’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Spurs Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 46 21.1 4.3 7.2 0.9 0.2 0.4
Dejounte Murray 51 15.8 6.9 5.2 1.6 0.1 1.0
Derrick White 29 14.9 2.7 3.3 0.8 1.0 2.2
Keldon Johnson 50 12.8 6.4 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.9
Patty Mills 52 12.2 1.8 2.5 0.6 0.0 2.6

Spurs Player Props

  • DeMar DeRozan’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 2.4 points greater than his season average of 21.1.
  • Jakob Poeltl’s rebounding prop total for the contest is set at 8.5 boards, 0.5 rebounds greater than his season average of 8.0.
  • Patty Mills’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 1.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
  • Dejounte Murray’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Trail Blazers are shooting 44.7% from the field this season, 2.3 percentage points lower than the 47% the Spurs allow to opponents.
  • In games Portland shoots better than 47% from the field, it is 14-7 against the spread and 18-3 overall.
  • San Antonio’s record is 17-6 against the spread and 15-8 overall when its opponents make more than 44.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Spurs’ 46% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Trail Blazers have given up to their opponents.
  • San Antonio is 13-2 against the spread and 12-3 overall when it shoots better than 47.9% from the field.
  • This season, Portland has a 14-7 record against the spread and a 15-6 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 46% from the field.
  • The Trail Blazers are knocking down 38% of their three-point shots this season, 0.2% higher than the 37.8% the Spurs allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Portland is 19-8 against the spread and 22-5 overall when it shoots better than 37.8% from distance.
  • San Antonio is 23-7 against the spread and 21-9 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 38% from deep.
  • The Spurs shoot 35.8% from three-point distance this season. That’s 1.5 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.3%).
  • San Antonio has a 17-6-1 ATS record and is 17-7 straight-up when the team makes more than 37.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Portland has a 17-8 ATS record and a 17-8 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 35.8% from three-point distance.
  • The Trail Blazers connect on 16 three-pointers per game this season, 5.5 more made shots on average than the 10.5 per game the Spurs give up.
  • Portland is 22-18 against the spread and 27-13 overall when it makes more threes than its opponents, while San Antonio is 13-22-1 ATS and 12-24 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Trail Blazers rank second in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Spurs allow the 14th-fewest made threes in the league.

Trail Blazers vs Spurs Stat Rankings

Trail Blazers Rank Trail Blazers AVG Spurs AVG Spurs Rank
7th 114.7 Points Scored 110.7 20th
26th 114.9 Points Allowed 112 15th
19th 43.9 Rebounds 43.8 21st
6th 10.6 Off. Rebounds 9.3 20th
2nd 16 3pt Made 10.5 29th
30th 20.5 Assists 24.5 17th
2nd 11.1 Turnovers 11 1st

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