The action of the best basketball in the world does not stop, and one of the games that will close the day of the NBA on November 15 will be the Spurs vs Trail Blazers.These two teams were expected to do similar things, but they have taken different paths so far.
The Trail Blazers have surprised many with the superb season they have played so far, and now, they will return home from a long road trip, looking to bounce back and continue on the right track. Meanwhile, the Spurs seem to have run out of gas quickly after a surprising start to the campaign.
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Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Spurs vs Trail Blazers NBA Regular Season Game on November 15, 2022
- Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon.
- When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10:00 PM E.T.
Betting on the San Antonio Spurs
While they were one of the biggest surprises in the first weeks of the competition, with their strong youngsters, the San Antonio Spurs have received a reality check in the last month, being one of the worst performing teams in the entire league with only one win in their last eight games. The defense has been the Spurs’ main problem during their current bad stretch, and they come into this game as the second worst team in defensive performance in the NBA with an average of 119.7 points allowed per game.
Those defensive shortcomings were exposed once again last night, where they allowed more than 30 points in three of four halves of the game, which got them a 95-132 home defeat against the Golden State Warriors.
The offense did not work for the Spurs in that game either, as no player reached the 20-point line and their poor shooting percentage was of only 36% from the field (36-100), with Keldon Johnson being the most outstanding player in that area with 15 points.
Betting on the Portland Trail Blazers
The atmosphere in Oregon is very different from today’s opponent, given that, against all odds, they are currently at the top of the Western Conference, a place they share with the Nuggets.
Although its offense has not been the same as it has been in recent years, it has fulfilled what the team needs, especially since the Trail Blazers are the sixth best in the NBA in defense, with an average of 107.4 points allowed per game. They have dominated the court and limited their opponents to an average of 41.0 rebounds per game (third best average in the NBA).
The team led by Chauncey Billups will be back at home today after six consecutive away games, in which it posted a decent record of four wins and two losses. They lost 112-117 against the Dallas Mavericks last Sunday, when they were unable to stop Luka Dončić who was feeling inspired, and who destroyed the rival’s defense with an impressive triple-double of 42 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds.
The current situation of the San Antonio Spurs is disastrous, however, it is nothing that hadn’t been expected at the beginning of the campaign considering they are a young team without any star players in their roster. There is nothing strange in the great favoritism that sportbooks give to their rival, even more so considering that they come to this game after playing another game last night, their strength will be limited.
This is something the Trail Blazers will surely look forward to take advantage of, as they have very talented offensive players such as Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simmons and Jerami Grant, who surprisingly are averaging over 20 points per game. Even so, the highlight of the team’s performance has been a strong defense that promises great things if it continues in this fashion.
Therefore, considering that Trail Blazers come in with two days of rest and they are in the comfort of their home.We expect them to be able to take control of the game against a Spurs team that is tired and that has one of the most vulnerable defenses in the league, thus earning a convincing victory in front of their home fans.
Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers win by 8 points.
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