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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