NBA Free Pick | Blazers at Raptors

I love Toronto in this game. I think it’s one that a lot of people will put money on Portland though. I really don’t understand why. I mean, sure, the Blazers are a good team. But this is a brutal road trip for them. Traveling from Portland all the way to Toronto isn’t exactly easy. I expect them to certainly come out a little bit sluggish to open the game.

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Game: Portland Trail Blazers (38-23, 35-26 ATS) at Toronto Raptors (45-17, 27-35 ATS)

When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, March 1st, 2019

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

Current Line: TOR -5 Total: 225.5

TV Coverage: ESPN, NBCS Northwest, Sportsnet One

 

Also, let’s not forget how damn good the Raptors are at home. They are a stunning 26-6 at home this year. Air Canada Center is always an extremely tough place for opponents to play. The Raptors do a fantastic job of capitalizing on their home court advantage. Their fans are loud and there is no doubt they respond to the energy, and more importantly, feed off it.

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Meanwhile, the Blazers play slightly below average basketball away from home. Their road record this year is only 14-15. Not good by any means. I think they will come into this game and clearly be underdogs. Not just by the point total, but just by the eye test. That is why I love taking Toronto -5 points in this game.

I can’t say I expect a huge blowout, but I definitely expect the Raptors to win by ten points or so. I think it’ll be a situation where they pull away from the spread late in the game, boost the lead with free throws and ultimately win by 10-11 points. Somewhere in that range.

And to top it all off, the Raptors have been great in their last 10 games. They are 8-2 and playing very good basketball. It is very very hard to bet against them right now. That’s why I’m taking Toronto to cover the 5-point spread.

Simon Says take the Raptors… and best of luck to us!

NBA Free Pick: Raptors -5 vs. Blazers 

Free pick by Will Simon

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