Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 8, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 4:08 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers (38-29) host the San Antonio Spurs (32-34) as 4.5-point favorites after Damian Lillard went off for 38 points in the Trail Blazers' 106-101 victory over the Lakers. The matchup airs on NBCS-NW at 10:00 PM ET on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 229.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs Spurs Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Trail Blazers-4.5-110-110229.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Portland's matchups this season, the Trail Blazers and their opponents have gone over Saturday's point total of 229.5 points 33 times (49.3% of opportunities).
  • In 31.8% of San Antonio's games this season (21 of 66), the total points scored was greater than Saturday's 229.5-point over/under.
  • The Trail Blazers average 115.6 points per game against the Spurs' 110.8, totaling 3.1 points under the game's total of 229.5.
  • The 226.2 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 3.3 fewer than the 229.5 over/under in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Trail Blazers games is 230 points, 0.5 more than the over/under of 229.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 6.9 points separates this matchup's over/under (229.5 points) and the average total points bet in Spurs' games (222.6 points) this season.

Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland has a 34-31 record against the spread this season.
  • The Trail Blazers have fared well as a 4.5-point favorite, going 13-11 against the spread when favored by at least 4.5 points.
  • Portland has hit the over the majority of the time, in 35 of 65 games (53.8%).

Trail Blazers Key Players

  • Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in points and assists. He averages 28.6 points per game while also adding 7.6 assists.
  • Enes Kanter paces Portland with 11.2 rebounds per game.
  • The Trail Blazers are led by Lillard from long distance. He makes 4.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Robert Covington averages 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Portland.

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Trail Blazers Last 10 Games

Trail Blazers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTrail Blazers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Lakers106-101 PORYesHome-7.5223.5-400310Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/5/2021Cavaliers141-105 PORYesAway-23.5239.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/3/2021Hawks123-114 ATLNoAway+8.5249.5340-450Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/2/2021Celtics129-119 PORYesAway-3.5252.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/30/2021Nets128-109 PORYesAway-4.5232.5-250195Regular SeasonYesOver
Trail Blazers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-46-45-5-0236.1122.7113.4+2.737.9%

Trail Blazers Injuries

Trail Blazers:Zach Collins: Out For Season (Ankle)

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Spurs Betting Data

  • San Antonio has a 33-31 record against the spread, covering in 51.6% of their contests.
  • When they play as at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Spurs have a record ATS of 7-8.
  • In 32 out San Antonio's 64 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Spurs Key Players

  • The Spurs' DeMar DeRozan puts up enough points (21.5 per game) and assists (7.2 per game) to sit atop the team's leaderboards.
  • Jakob Poeltl grabs 7.9 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.6 points per game and adds 1.9 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the San Antonio rebounding leaderboard.
  • Patty Mills averages 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Spurs.
  • San Antonio's leader in steals is Dejounte Murray (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Poeltl (1.7 per game).

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Spurs Last 10 Games

Spurs Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSpurs MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Kings113-104 SAYesAway-5.5220.5-350260Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/5/2021Jazz126-94 UTANoAway+26.5219.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/3/2021Jazz110-99 UTANoAway+20.5213.51750-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/2/202176ers113-111 PHINoHome+1.5234.5-120100Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/30/2021Celtics143-140 BOSYesAway-8.5251.5-900575Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-64-64-6-0227.8111.7116.1-5.439.1%

Spurs Injuries

Spurs:Derrick White: Out For Season (Ankle),Trey Lyles: Out (Ankle)

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