The Portland Trail Blazers (33-46) are 13th in the Western Conference and all set to take on the San Antonio Spurs (20-59) at the AT&T Center on Thursday (April 6) for an All-Western Showdown.
The Trail Blazers saw a huge dip in form resulting in being out of the playoff race. They are even far away to fight for the play-in spot now. Only 2-8 in their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers had to suffer defeat against the Memphis Grizzlies (119-109) in their previous outing. The two guards, Skylar Mays and Shaedon Sharpe were the leading scorers in the game with 24 and 20 points. But it wasn’t enough in front of a strong Grizzlies side where Desmond Bane finished with 30 points and Ja Morant added another 23. Luke Kennard also had a 20-point game. Tonight’s opponents, the Spurs, have been long out of the playoff race, second to bottom in the West, and also on a 2-8 run in their last 10.
The Spurs faced a defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns (115-94) in their last outing. Devin Booker was solid for the Suns, ending with 27 points, while Chris Paul had a decent game with 22. Kevin Durant’s return from injury has seen the rise of the Suns once again. As for the Spurs, Malaki Branham was the leading scorer, ending with 21 points, followed by Tre Jones with 20.
Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs: Match Details
Fixture: Portland Trail Blazers @ San Antonio Spurs
Date & Time: Thursday, April 6, 08:00 p.m ET
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs: Injury Report
The two teams are full of injuries at the moment. Doug McDermott is out for the Spurs with an ankle injury and Zach Collins is probable because of a finger injury. Keldon Johnson is questionable due to a foot problem whereas Devonte Graham is unavailable becasue of an adductor injury. Romeo Langford also has an adductor problem which puts him questionable for tonight’s game while Devin Vassell is out due to injury management. Charles Bassey and Jeremy Sochan are both out with a knee injury.
As for the Blazers, Justise Winslow is listed out due an ankle injury and Jeremy Grant has a quadricep problem. Damian Lillard is yet to recover from a calf injury while Jusuf Nurkic has a knee issue. Anfernee Simons has a foot injury while Drew Eubanks is probable because of a chest problem. Nassir Little is out with an ankle injury while Matisee Thybulle is doubtful with a knee problem. A back issue has put Cam Reddish as questionable and Keon Johnson has been ruled out due to a finger injury. Trendon Watford is listed as questionable with an ankle sprain and Shaeden Sharpe is questionable becuase of a knee problem. Ibou Badji is out because of a knee injury.
Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs: Injury List
|Doug McDermott||San Antonio Spurs||Out||Ankle|
|Zach Collins||San Antonio Spurs||Probable||Finger|
|Keldon Johnson||San Antonio Spurs||Questionable||Foot|
|Devonte Graham||San Antonio Spurs||Out||Adductor|
|Romeo Langford||San Antonio Spurs||Questionable||Adductor|
|Devin Vassell||San Antonio Spurs||Out||Injury Mangement|
|Charles Bassey||San Antonio Spurs||Out||Knee|
|Jeremy Sochan||San Antonio Spurs||Out||Knee|
|Justise Winslow||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Ankle|
|Jeremy Grant||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Quadricep|
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Calf|
|Jusuf Nurkic||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Knee|
|Anerfee Simons||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Foot|
|Drew Eubanks||Portland Trail Blazers||Questionable||Chest|
|Nassir Little||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Ankle|
|Matisee Thybulle||Portland Trail Blazers||Doubtful||Knee|
|Cam Reddish||Portland Trail Blazers||Questionable||Back|
|Keon Johnson||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Finger|
|Trendon Watford||Portland Trail Blazers||Questionable||Ankle|
|Shaeden Sharpe||Portland Trail Blazers||Questionable||Knee|
|Ibou Badji||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Knee|
Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs: Betting Odds
|Portland Trail Blazers||+155||+4 (-105)||O 227 (-110)|
|San Antonio Spurs||-180||-4 (-115)||U 227 (-110)|
Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs: Starting 5s
Blazers: F Jeenathan Williams, F Kevin Knox II, C Drew Eubanks, G Skylar Mays, G Shaedon Sharpe
Spurs: F Malaki Branham, F Keita Bates-Diop, C Sandro Mamukelashvilli, G Tre Jones, G Dominick Barlow
Portland vs Spurs: Betting Prediction
The Trail Blazers have a solid 3-0 lead over the Spurs so far this season. They now have a chance away from home to finish the series 4-0 in their favor. Their away record is on the negative side at 16-23 whereas the Spurs are just 13-26 at home, which doesn’t give them any advantage. On the offensive front, the Trail Blazers are 19th in the league, averaging 113.2 ppg. On othe other hand, the Spurs are 25th, averaging 112.3 ppg. Defensively, the Spurs are last, conceding 122.7 ppg, and the Trail Blazers are 19th, conceding 116.5 ppg.
Based on the current statistics and form of both teams, expect the Trail Blazers to cover the spread tonight.