The Portland Trail Blazers (4-6) are up against the Toronto Raptors (7-3) in the NBA at the Moda Center on Wednesday evening.
The Trail Blazers were last in action on the road at the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday evening where they lost 107-99. Before that game the Blazers had ended a four-game losing streak with a 124-113 home-court win in overtime against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.
It was the first home win of the season for the Blazers, with Damian Lillard scoring 30 points, CJ McCollum 23, Hassan Whiteside 21 and Anfernee Simons added 20 from the bench.
The Toronto Raptors were last in action on Monday night, when they went down to a 98-88 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers. It was a game that saw them up against Kawhi Leonard, of course, the player who led Toronto to their first NBA championship last season.
Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, Norman Powell added 15 points and Fred VanVleet had 14 points.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Lines & Predictions
Injuries have definitely had a major impact on the Trail Blazers this season, with Zach Collins, Rodney Hood, Pau Gasol and Jusuf Nurkic all having been ruled out of late (some long-term).
Toronto Raptors have injury issues themselves, with Kyle Lowry (broken left thumb) and Serge Ibaka (right ankle sprain) both ruled out after getting hurt on Friday at New Orleans, while OG Anunoby will be assessed after he went off after two minutes against the Clippers, having been poked in the right eye by Kawhi Leonard.
The injuries on both rosters has to be a factor with regards to NBA predictions for this game, but the Raptors have the extra day to prepare and have been the more consistent team this season, so they are the betting tips here.
NBA Betting Picks: Money Line – Toronto Raptors to Win at +122 (2.22) with Sports Interaction