NBA betting on Friday includes an ESPN matchup as the Portland Trailblazers host the San Antonio Spurs.
It is the home opener for the Blazers and should attract at lot of NBA betting attention as Greg Oden matches up against Tim Duncan. The online basketball betting odds on this game should be very competitive.
NBA betting numbers show that this is the second game of the season for both teams. The Spurs opened up Wednesday against Phoenix while Portland has not played since opening the season Tuesday against the Lakers.
San Antonio has been a solid starting team in NBA betting in recent seasons according to online basketball betting stats. The Spurs have had a winning percentage of at least .500 in every year since 1999-2000 over the first 20 games of the season according to online basketball betting stats. NBA betting numbers show that the Spurs have owned this series. San Antonio has won the last 10 meetings straight up between the two teams according to online basketball betting stats. The Spurs are also 6-4 against the NBA betting stats in those ten games. They have not done quite as well at Portland against the NBA betting number though. They are only 2-3 versus the NBA betting number in the last five meetings at Portland. This year could be the time for the Blazers to break their hex against the Spurs. Portland has the exciting Brandon Roy and now they have Greg Oden. They will be a popular choice to end their drought against the Spurs in this NBA betting matchup. It also helps the Blazers cause that San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili is still recovering from an injury.
In terms of the NBA betting total, it has been a 5-5 split in the last ten meetings between the two teams although two of the three games last year went under. At Portland, three of the last five games have gone under the NBA betting number. Usually in NBA betting when a game is on television the public likes to bet the over and that could be the case here.
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