Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Friday January 30, 2015. At 7:30 PM EST.
The (32-14) Portland Trailblazers of the Western Conference Northwest Division makes the trip from Northeast Ohio, where the played on Wednesday to the “ATL”. Portland will play the red hot (38-8) Atlanta Hawks of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This Sports Handicapper believes the Portland Trailblazers must step up their play if they expect to hold off Oklahoma City in the second half of the season. Atlanta is playing at an elite level, but can they keep it going? The betting line has Portland as a seven-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 202′ for Friday Night’s game.
The 2015 Portland Trailblazers have dropped three of four straight up. Portland lost to Cleveland 99-94 on January 28th. Portland plays at Milwaukee on January 31st before going home for a date with Utah on the 3rd of February. Portland is at the top of the Northwest Division, nine games in front of the Thunder. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge is the team leader in scoring and rebounds. Point Guard Damien Lillard averages six assists per contest, but Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving scorched the team for 55-points their last game. The betting odds over the total is 5-0 Portland last five on Friday’s. The betting over the total is 5-1 Portland last six on the road against a team with a winning home record. The Portland Trailblazers are 2-3 their last five Free NBA Point Spread Predictions on the road going over the betting odds total three times and staying under twice. Portland is eighth in the league in scoring at a little over 102-points per game. The key to a Portland win is to feed Aldridge in the post. Trailblazers Guard Wesley Matthews must defend the perimeter.
The 2015 Atlanta Hawks are on fire, they beat Brooklyn 113-102 on the 28th of this month. Atlanta is on top in the Southeast Division, 7′ games in front of second-place Washington. The starting five complements each other well. Forward Paul Milsap is the team leader in scoring, rebounds, and steals. Point guard Jeff Teague is playing at an All-Star level and is second on the Hawks in scoring with seventeen points per game. Sharp Shooting Forward Kyle Korver is making three-point shots in crucial situations. Atlanta is 4-0 Against The Number their last four on Friday’s. Atlanta is 5-0 ATS their last five at home against a team with a winning road record. The betting odds under the total is 4-0 the last four between the teams in Atlanta. Atlanta is 4-2 Against The Point Spread their last six at home, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under twice. The Hawks rank number one in the league in team defense allowing opponents 96.3 points per game. The key to a Hawks win is to come out and keep team chemistry going. Friday Night’s game is one of most intriguing on the NBA schedule. All of a sudden Atlanta is getting every team’s best shot. Can they handle success?
Free Pick: Portland+7.