Portland Trail Blazers at Toronto Basketball Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball betting favors the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday as they host the Portland Trail Blazers.

It is the second game of a five-game road trip for the Blazers and the second half of a back-to-back in NBA betting as they were at New Jersey last night.

Basketball betting has seen Portland win six of the last ten meetings against Toronto but it is the Raptors who have done well against the NBA betting odds, going 7-3. The teams have not met in over a year as this will be the first basketball betting meeting between the teams this season.  Last year it was Portland winning both games. The Blazers won 102-89 at home in basketball betting and 98-97 in Toronto.   The last five meetings between the two teams have gone over the NBA betting total.

The teams had split the last five season series before Portland swept the two games last year.  Portland outrebounded Toronto, 88-67, including a 30-16 margin on the offensive end last season. The Trail Blazers gained a 35-23 edge in second-chance points as NBA betting stats had it.  Brandon Roy had team highs of 23.5 points (57.1% FG) and 8 assists vs. Toronto last year.  Chris Bosh led Toronto with 24 points and 7 rebounds in two games vs. Portland a season ago.

Portland has been better vs. the basketball betting line on the road this season than at home.  The Blazers are above .500 on the road while they have a losing record vs. the basketball betting odds at home.  Normally at this point in the season you could pencil the Trail Blazers into the playoffs. They still might make the playoffs in the Western Conference but they are in 8th place and New Orleans, Memphis and Houston are within striking range. Portland just does not seem to be a team that is going anywhere this season.  Brandon Roy has been injured and the trade for Marcus Camby may not have been a good one. The chemistry with Portland is just not what it was.

Toronto is kind of on the other end of the spectrum. They are going to make the playoffs and they could do some damage in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors are playing well and they are a team to take in basketball betting. They have a winning record against the basketball betting odds at home and offense is their calling card as they are 4th in the league in points per game.

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