Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions
The Toronto Raptors is set to face a massive challenge against Portland Trail Blazers in an interesting inter conference game. The Raptors have found themselves in a hole with the side registering just the one victory in the last 10 games.
On the other hand, Trail Blazers are looking sorted with some strong performances coming their way. The hosts would be looking to put behind their previous dismal performance against quality oppositions, with the visitors trying to overturn the odds and predictions stacked against them.
The Trail Blazers have won last two of their games while Raptors lost their last game. The Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions will be updated here on game day.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
OG Anunoby will be the small forward in the side with an efficiency rating of 14.73 and average of 14.3 points in every outing so far. He managed to contribute 15 points and 3 assists in the last game.
Pascal Siakam is an important power forward with a field goal success of 44.8% and a 3-pointer conversion of 30.4% so far. He was the prime scorer in the side as he notched up 26 points against Suns.
Kyle Lowry who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 17.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in his career. Fred Vanvleet is another important key guard who averages close to 20.1 points in every outing.
CJ Mccollum is the lead guard with an average of 24.4 points and 4.5 assists in 19 games. He was on fire as he accumulated 22 points and 7 assists against Magic.
Enes Kanter who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 11.7 rebounds and free throw percentage of 77.9 in the current season.
Derrick Jones Jr. will be the small forward in the side has to do a lot better than 8 points in every outing so far.
Robert Covington who looked out of sorts did a decent job in his last outing as he made 15 points and 5 rebounds. The forward has an efficiency rating of 11.17 so far.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Toronto Raptors didn’t get to the best of the getaways with three losses. They finally registered their 1st win of the season with a triumph against Knicks. Their bad form resumed with three consecutive defeats that gave a big dent to their confidence.
When they seemed to have tightened the screws in February, they let go of the winning momentum that derailed their campaign. They played Suns in the last game where they put up a weak challenge to suffer their 11th loss of this month. They have dropped down to 11th place with 18 victories and 27 defeats in the season so far.
Looking at the Trail Blazers’ campaign so far, they didn’t have the best of the getaways with a loss to Utah Jazz. But they put that behind pretty quickly when they picked up wins against Rockets and Lakers in the next two games. Their January campaign was kind of a mixed bag where they tasted triumphs as well as defeats.
But their February stint was rather successful with a 6-match streak for them. On the other hand, this month’s campaign started with wins against Hornets, Kings and Warriors in contrast to losses against Suns and Mavericks. They are currently back to 6th spot with convincing victories against Magic and Heat.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (48 games): Raptors – 18 wins, Trail Blazers – 30 wins.
Previous meeting: Trail Blazers won 112-111 on 11th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The hosts have an easy task in hand with the visitors looking to turn the tide in their favor. According to FiveThirtyEight, despite dominance by Trail Blazers, their opponents have a huge chance of 62% to pull off a victory with the giant side slightly behind at 38%.
Shifting our focus to the outright predictions, the Oddschecker platform has tipped the Portland based side as one of the top 10 favorites to win the NBA title whereas the Raptors stand very little chance to live the glory this time around. SMarkets is another platform which has reiterated the same, giving a clear edge to the Trail Blazers.