Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Friday Night December 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST.
The (20-6) Portland Trailblazers of the NBA Western Conference Northwest division will make the trip from the Great Northwest to the Alamo City to take on the (17-9) World Champion San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. This Sports Handicapper believes it will take everything the Portland Trailblazers have to hold off Oklahoma City for the Northwest title. San Antonio is rounding into form and will defend their belt come April of 2015. The betting line is not available for Friday’s game.
The 2014-15 Portland Trailblazers are at the top of the standings in the Northwest division and are on a three-game win streak. Portland beat 104-97 at home on the 17th of December. Portland is 1-5 ATS their last six played in Friday’s but 0-4 vs. The number their last four in San Antonio. San Antonio is 2-4 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under four times their last sixNBA Expert Point Spread Picks played away from the Great Northwest. Portland was eliminated in the second round of last year’s NBA playoffs by San Antonio. The Trailblazers will be without Center Robin Lopez who will be out until January, reserves Chris Kaman and Thomas Robinson has to fill the void.
The 2014-15 San Antonio Spurs are in fourth place in their division, which is the toughest in the NBA. The betting odds over has come in San Antonio last four on payday (Friday’s). San Antonio has uncharacteristically lost three in a row straight up. San Antonio is 2-2 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds their last four at the AT&T Center. San Antonio could be without three of their best players with Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili questionable and point guard Tony Parker out for a while with a hamstring injury.
Free Pick: No Line available yet.