LEE STRYKER’S FREE NBA BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
#583 SAN ANTONIO (+) over Portland at 10:35 PM
With LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan on the bench last night for rest purposes, the Spurs got absolutely throttled on the road by the Warriors 141-102. With Aldridge and DeRozan both probable and expected to play, head coach Gregg Popovich and his troops will give the Trailblazers a game on Thursday night.
Technically speaking, this is a strong spot for the visitor. When taking the court in the second of a back-to-back and off an ATS loss of 10 points or more, San Antonio has been a solid investment posting a proud 23-7 ATS record. In this role holding a team won/loss percentage of .758 or less, the Spurs improve to a reliable 17-3 ATS including a golden 12-0 ATS in this setting provided their opponent holds a team won/loss percentage greater than .530.
After picking up a pair of SU and ATS home wins over Atlanta and Utah, Portland laid an egg in its last battle. The Blazers (-8) lost outright at home to the Heat 118-108. Respect is given to a Trailblazers bunch that holds a strong 26-7 SU and 21-11-1 ATS record in their last 33 games when hosting an opponent in the second of a back-to-back. However, when carrying a team won/loss percentage of .575 or better and favored, Portland sports a dismal 38-57-4 ATS record provided they lost straight up as a home favorite in its last game. In this role battling an opponent that sports a team won/loss percentage of .315 or higher, the Blazers drop to a timid 28-48-2 ATS.
It’s never easy grabbing a victory in the Moda Center. But, the Spurs have stuttered out of the gate in their annual rodeo trip and, off last night’s embarrassing 39-point loss to the Warriors, Coach Pop will have his troops primed to pull off this upset. Take San Antonio. Thanks and best of luck.
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