Portland vs. Toronto,
03/01/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 117 - 119
Point Spread: +5/-107 Portland
Portland is on a 5 game win streak that started with a DD shellacking of Golden State and than continued with 4 straight road wins, vs Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Boston. Its been a long east coast adventure for the Blazers, but this well conditioned team is showing little to no sign of exhaustion as they head into this tilt vs the explosive Toronto Raptors. With that said, and with my own system vs system line, projecting a pickem type affair, Im recommending we take the Blazers plus the points here tonight. Note: PORTLAND is 8-0 ATS after 5 or more consecutive wins over the last 2 seasons and is 12-2 ATS in March games over the last 2 seasons.The Trailblazers are 17-2 ATS L/19 on the road with rest off a win as a dog which was the case vs the Celtics last time out.
Portlands SRS is 4.10 and Torontos is 5.35. Which translates to an adjusted 1 possession tilt according to my use of these numbers. ( Simple Rating System; a rating that takes into account average point differential and strength of schedule. The rating is denominated in points above/below average, where zero is average)
The Trailblazers are 12-0 ATS/11-1 SU with rest off a win in which their opponent shot worse than 25% from beyond the arc with at least 20 attempts with the one SU loss coming by 1 point.
Trail Blazers are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 1 days rest.Trail Blazers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference.Trail Blazers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.TORONTO is 11-21 ATS versus up-tempo teams averaging 88 or more shots/game this season.
Play on Portland to cover