Defending NBA champions the Toronto Raptors play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday evening.
Toronto bounced back from a season-low performance in losing 84-76 at Miami Heat, with a 121-102 win on the road at the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
Fred VanVleet scored 29 points and had 11 assists, Kyle Lowry scored 26 points and Serge Ibaka finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors.
The Raptors are now averaging 110.8 Points per Game (PPG), while they are allowing 105.2 (PA). Pascal Siakam is leading points scorer for Toronto, with an average of 25.1 PPG. The Raptors are 14-5 with home-court advantage this season.
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Portland lost their last game on the road at Miami, going down to a 122-111 defeat on Sunday night.
Damian Lillard led the way for Portland with 34 points and 12 assists, with former Heat center Hassan Whiteside finishing with 21 points and 18 rebounds and Anfernee Simons scored 19 points off the bench.
The Trail Blazers are averaging 112.3 PPG, while allowing 114.0 (PA). Damian Lillard is leading points scorer for Portland, with an average of 27.1 PPG. The Trail Blazers are 7-13 on the road.
Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Lines & Pick
NBA picks for this game have to bear in mind that neither of these teams has shown any great consistency of late, but the Raptors are the tips based on the home-court advantage and the greater overall quality on their roster.
NBA Picks: Money Line – Toronto Raptors to Win @ -114 (1.88) with 888Sport