If you’re a fan of high-octane basketball, the Nets vs. Blazers NBA game fits the bill. The Blazers host the Nets at the Moda Center on Tuesday for the first meeting between these two teams this season.
As it stands, both teams are part of the top 8 in their respective conferences, with the Nets holding onto the 2nd seed of the Eastern Conference and the Blazers in the 6th seed of the Western Conference.
Now that the second half of the season is well underway, the NitroBetting news team continues to deliver more action-packed meetings leading up to the playoffs. Find the latest info on your favorite teams, NBA betting odds, helpful betting trends and predictions for the most anticipated NBA games.
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Nets vs. Trail Blazers Game Information
- When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: Sports Radio 66 (Nets) / Rip City Radio 620 AM (Blazers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Brooklyn Nets are arguably the most stacked team in the league, featuring NBA All-Stars James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant. NBA All-Star 3-point contest winner Joe Harris is also part of the line-up, adding more depth and scoring options. Despite the absence of Kevin Durant for the upcoming game, they remain a scoring threat to any team.
Brooklyn’s recent acquisition of Blake Griffin provides a solution to the lack of bigs with only DeAndre Jordan covering for that spot. If you think the Nets couldn’t get any stronger this season, the addition of the Detriot Pistons forward makes it trickier for any team to take a jab at the Nets.
However, the absence of Kyrie Irving for the next three road games forces head coach Steve Nash to make adjustments for the empty spot left by the star guard, which will most likely be covered by Landry Shamet or Tyler Johnson. At the end of the day, Harden takes the scoring load coming into this Nets vs. Blazers matchup.
That said, keep an eye out on Hardens’ status, as he’s currently labeled questionable for the game.
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
The Blazers are coming off a loss against the Dallas Mavericks last Sunday as the scoring duo of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard only combined for 32 points throughout the game. They struggled to shoot beyond the arc while Luka Doncic was shooting lights out, who ended Portland’s 3-game win streak.
Nonetheless, the Blazers want to go on another run to further cement their place in the Western Conference standings. If they get Nurkic back and maintain a healthy lineup throughout the season, they pose a genuine threat to any offensive team in the league such as the Lakers and even for the approaching matchup.
Another cornerstone of the Trail Blazers is Carmelo Anthony, who found a new home in Portland after playing short stints with other franchises since his departure from New York. He is impressive off the bench and delivers when the team needs him.
Nets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
- The Nets are 8-2 in its last 10 games.
- The Nets are 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 road games.
- The totals have gone under 4 times in the Nets’ last 5 road games.
- The Blazers are 3-2 in its last 5 home games.
- The Blazers are 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone under 4 times in the Blazers’ last 10 games.
Nets vs. Trail Blazers Expert Betting Prediction
The Nets are going to have to dig deep without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving (and possibly, James Harden) this time. But, the game still promises to be a high-scoring game between two teams with loose defenses.
Despite the loss to Dallas, the Blazers remain above .500 at home, as they have a 14-8 record at Moda Center this season. Meanwhile, this also emphasizes how the Nets will adjust defensively.
The Nets will have to win the rebounding battle and force the game to slow down a bit in order to keep up with a healthier Portland unit. With a beefy frontcourt bannered by Jordan and Griffin, the Nets should be able to handle their business on the glass.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.