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Portland Trail Blazers at Toronto Raptors odds, picks and prediction

Portland Trail Blazers at Toronto Raptors odds, picks and prediction

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Esten McLaren, Sportsbook Wire
Published 10:59 a.m. MT March 28, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (27-18) visit the Toronto Raptors (18-27) at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., Sunday for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we analyze the Trail Blazers-Raptors odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

This will be the first game for new Blazers SG Norman Powell against his former team since being dealt from the Raptors to the Trail Blazers at the trade deadline.

He went 7-for-13 from the field and finished with 22 points in his debut for Portland against the Orlando Magic Friday. The Trail Blazers won 112-105.

SG Gary Trent Jr., who was sent to Toronto in that deal, went 4-for-11 for just 8 points in his Raptors debut against the Phoenix Suns Friday. Toronto lost 104-100 for its 10th defeat in 11 games.

Trail Blazers at Raptors: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:55 p.m. ET.

  • Money line : Trail Blazers -120 (bet $120 to win $100) | Raptors +100 (bet $100 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS : Trail Blazers -1.5 (-110) | Raptors +1.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under : 230.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Trail Blazers at Raptors: Key injuries

Trail Blazers

  • PF Zach Collins (ankle) out
  • PG Damian Lillard (knee) questionable

Raptors

  • SF DeAndre’ Bembry (health and safety protocols) out

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Trail Blazers at Raptors: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Trail Blazers 123, Raptors 111

Money line (ML)

The TRAIL BLAZERS (-120) are the much better team right now with a 9-4 record in March while the Raptors were sent straight back to the loss column by the Suns after snapping a nine-game losing skid with an inspired 135-111 win over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday.

Portland is the early winner of the Powell-Trent swap and his 3-point shooting helps a Blazers team seventh in the Association with a 38.1% team success rate from behind the arc for the season.

This is a soft line due to Lillard’s questionable tag, but he will play Sunday, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

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Against the spread (ATS)

Following suit, back the TRAIL BLAZERS -1.5 (-110) to win by at least 2 points for a slightly better return on investment.

The Blazers have three wins this season by single-point margins but all but one of the Raptors’ last 10 losses were by 3 or more points.

Over/Under (O/U)

Back the OVER 230.5 (-110) with both teams relying heavily on the 3-ball.

The Blazers and Raptors are second and third, respectively in 3-pointers attempted and made, and both are in the bottom third of the league in 3-point defense.

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