The Blazers play host to the Nets Monday night. This is their first clash of the season since the December 2021 game was postponed. Head coach Chauncey Billups and his players are having a tough time in recent weeks, winning one of their last five games. Meanwhile, the Nets still have plenty of work to do following two wins in five games.
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Nets vs. Trail Blazers Game Information
- When: Monday, January 10, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: ESPN 1420 (Nets) / Rip City Radio 620 (Trail Blazers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Nets (-TBA) / Trail Blazers (+TBA)
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Nets are coming from a close 121-119 victory over the Spurs. This game against the Blazers is the first of back-to-back road games before returning to the Barclays Center. Steve Nash and his squad look to build more road momentum before embarking on a four-game road stretch on January 17.
We expect the Nets to press on the offensive end of the court. They are the ninth-best scoring team in the league right now, averaging 110.7 points per game. This is a result of the team’s impressive 46.8% shooting (fifth). Even though they document underwhelming three-point percentages, the Nets make up for it in the shorter ranges. The team makes 53.9% of their two-point attempts. On top of that, they are the best free-throw shooting team right now. They hit 81.9% of their shots from the foul line.
The Nets impress on defense as well. They hold the league-high opponent three-point percentage at 31.7%. Additionally, the squad limits teams to 43.3% shooting (second) and less than 22.4 opponent assists (fourth) per game.
Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?
The Blazers are not in the most advantageous position. Jusuf Nurkic is the only starter healthy enough to play the game. The rest of the positions have to be filled by second-choice players. Anfernee Simons, Tony Snell, Nassir Little, and Robert Covington have to step up if they want a shot at closing this game.
The team averages 108.8 points (14th) on 44.7% shooting (22nd) per game. They are particularly better from the longer range and hit 35.6% (11th) of three-point attempts. While this remains questionable without McCollum and Lillard on the floor, the Blazers still have capable shooters.
The Blazers might have a tough time keeping the Nets at bay. They have one of the poorest opponent two and three-point percentages in the league. As a team, the hosts also give up 113.3 opponent points (27th) per game. Their only chance at keeping things close is if they match the Nets’ attacking tempo. Ultimately, this could be a game that boils down to the better scoring team.
Nets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
- The Nets are 4-6 in the last ten regular-season road games against the Blazers (6-4 ATS).
- The Nets are 5-0 in the last five regular-season road games (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Nets’ last five regular-season road games against the Blazers.
- The Blazers are 1-2 in the last three regular-season games at the Moda Center (1-2 ATS).
- The Blazers are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season games against the Nets (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Blazers’ last five regular-season games against the Nets.
Nets vs. Trail Blazers Expert Betting Prediction
The Blazers slowed down since taking a significant hit in their starting lineup. This is the number one reason behind the team’s decline in performance. It’s a huge task to play against a healthy Nets team, but home court advantage gives the Blazers a little breathing room. Covering the spread should be doable for the hosts as well. However, a win might be a longshot.
Meanwhile, the visitors are at the end of a victory. Although it’s been a while since we’ve seen the Nets go on a streak of three wins or more, there’s no question that they have the talent and the firepower to take this one away from the hosts.
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