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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Trail Blazers vs. Nets on Friday

We go over some of the best betting options for Friday’s matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets.

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The Brooklyn Nets (43-20) have ripped off four straight wins to keep a grip on the top seed in the Eastern Conference. An efficient 42 point, 10 assist performance from Kevin Durant Thursday night in a 130-113 win over Indiana solidified their position on top of the East standings.

Before embarking on a five-game road trip, Brooklyn will welcome Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers (34-28) to the Barclays Center tonight as they’re in the midst of a lengthy road-trip themselves.

With Portland trying to make up ground and get out of play-in tournament territory, how will things shake in tonight’s matchup? Let’s go over the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Trail Blazers vs. Nets, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Pick ATS: Portland +1.5

This is in virtual pick ‘em territory due to Nets resting Kevin Durant on the back-end of a back-to-back before hitting the road and Kyrie Irving coming off a groin injury. Meanwhile, this visiting Blazers are finally healthy are trying to make up lost ground from their recent five game losing streak as Lillard recovered from a hamstring injury.

Portland has exploded offensively over the last week, topping 130 points in three of their last four contests and have started their road trip hot with a pair of blowout victories over Indiana and Memphis. While they are a mere 18-18 ATS with one day’s rest, Brooklyn is 5-7 ATS on the backend of a back-to-back this season. With the Nets resting Durant, Blake Griffin and the still injured James Harden, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them downshift for a night as Portland continues to surge.

Player Prop: TBD

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