Raptors vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, January 8, 2023

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The Toronto Raptors (16-23) take on the Portland Trail Blazers (19-19) as 3-point favorites on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET on TSN. The over/under is set at 226.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Raptors vs. Trail Blazers

Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -153 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +130 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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Raptors vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TSN
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

In the Raptors’ 39 games this year, they have 18 wins against the spread. Toronto has come away with 11 wins in the 23 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Raptors games this year have hit the over 20 times in 38 opportunities (52.6%).

The Trail Blazers have played 38 games, with 20 wins against the spread. Portland has been the moneyline underdog 20 total times this season. Portland has finished 9-11 in those games. Trail Blazers games this season have gone over the point total 44.7% of the time (17 out of 38 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 29 25.7 8.4 6.5 0.9 0.4 1.3
Fred VanVleet 31 18.8 4.1 6.2 1.6 0.6 2.8
OG Anunoby 35 18.3 6 2.1 2.2 0.8 1.8
Gary Trent Jr. 32 18.3 2.3 1.5 1.6 0.2 2.6
Scottie Barnes 36 14.7 6.9 4.7 0.9 0.8 0.9

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 26 27.1 4 7.2 0.8 0.3 4
Anfernee Simons 36 22.4 3 4 0.8 0.2 3.8
Jerami Grant 36 22.3 4.3 2.7 0.8 0.7 2.6
Jusuf Nurkic 33 14.2 9.8 2.9 0.8 1 0.8
Josh Hart 36 9.6 8.3 4.2 1.2 0.2 0.7
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Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot)

Trail Blazers: Ibou Badji: Out (Not With Team), Gary Payton: Probable (Ankle), Jusuf Nurkic: Probable (Illness), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

While Toronto ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in points per game with 111 (fifth-worst), it ranks 10th in the league with 111.3 points surrendered per contest. The Raptors are averaging 111.8 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 110.2 points per contest. The Raptors’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, scoring 109.7 points a contest compared to the 111 they’ve averaged this year.

Toronto has been missing the mark when it comes to three-pointers this season, ranking third-worst in the NBA in treys made per game (10.5) and worst in three-point percentage (32.4%). This year, the Raptors have taken 64.1% two-pointers, accounting for 73.9% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 35.9% from beyond the arc (26.1% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is 19th in the league in points scored (112.4 per game) and 12th in points conceded (111.9). In 2022-23 the Trail Blazers are scoring 10.1 more points per game at home (118.5) than on the road (108.4). Over their past 10 games, the Trail Blazers are posting 111.9 points per game, 0.5 fewer points than their season average (112.4).

Portland is 10th in the league in 3-pointers made (12.7 per game) and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (37.9%). The Trail Blazers take 39.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 60.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.4% of the Trail Blazers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 68.6% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Raptors, and we predict that Trail Blazers will cover the spread (Raptors -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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