Basketball betting favors Portland on Saturday even though the Trail Blazers are in a tough scheduling spot.
The Blazers are playing the fourth basketball betting game of a five-game road trip. They are also in the second half of a back-to-back tonight against Charlotte as they were playing New Orleans last night in NBA betting action.
Basketball betting has this game being televised on NBA-TV. The Blazers have won six of the last ten games against Charlotte in this series but they are just 5-5 against the NBA betting pointspread. The teams met just two times last season with each team winning at home. The Bobcats beat the Blazers 102-97 at home. That was the second straight win at home for Charlotte in this NBA betting series after losing three straight. The last three meetings between the two teams in Charlotte have gone over the basketball betting total. That might not be the case in this game though since both teams have excelled on the defensive end this season.
Portland has been winning in basketball betting thanks to a defense that has been in the Top 10 in fewest points allowed. The Blazers have struggled somewhat on offense but they still have Brandon Roy to lead the way. The Blazers look more balanced this season on offense even though they are not scoring a lot of points. LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Fernandez have also been putting up points this basketball betting season.
The Bobcats have been a solid team versus the basketball betting pointspread this season. Charlotte doesn’t always win but they are almost always in the game and that makes them a team to watch in NBA betting. Charlotte has trouble scoring points as they rank right at the bottom of the league but they make up for it with defense as they are in the basketball betting Top 5. Charlotte still needs a scorer though. Gerald Wallace has been leading the team in scoring but he is not thought of as a superstar scorer who can impact basketball betting. The Bobcats have a lot of great defenders though and that makes them a profitable team.
This could be a low scoring basketball betting game considering both teams are strong defensively. The Blazers have the edge on offense though and that may be enough for them to win this basketball betting contest.