Nets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for November 27 (Portland Can't Hang Without Dame)

Jason Schandl
Find Nets vs. Trail Blazers predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the November 27 NBA matchup.
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Nets vs. Trail Blazers Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
  • Coverage: YES and ROOT Sports NW

The Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers will go toe-to-toe for the second time in the last 10 days on Sunday. The last meeting saw the Nets eke out a 2-point win, but that matchup saw Brooklyn play without Kyrie Irving (suspension) while the Trail Blazers did have Damian Lillard (calf). The opposite will be the case today, with the Nets' star point guard playing and the Blazers' sitting.

Nets vs. Trail Blazers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BKN: (-320) | POR: (+260)
  • Spread: BKN: -8 (-110) | POR: +8 (-110)
  • Total: 224 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The betting lines opened much closer in this game, but as soon as Lillard was ruled out we saw a big jump in the Nets' favor. They're up to 8-point favorites, while Portland is a heavy +260 underdog to win on the moneyline. The over/under of 224 total points is the fourth highest on today's slate of games.

Nets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • The Nets compiled a 32-46-4 ATS record last year.
  • The Trail Blazers' ATS record as underdogs of 5.5 points or greater was 13-22-1 last year.
  • The Nets and their opponents combined to hit the over 41 out of 82 times last season.
  • In 82 Trail Blazers games last season, 36 of them hit the over.

Nets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction & Pick

This isn't going to come as any sort of a surprise, but the Blazers have been an entirely different team with and without Damian Lillard this season. They have a net rating of +2.1 in 11 games with Lillard active compared to -2.7 win eight games without Lillard. That's a swing of nearly 5 points per 100 possessions.

The Nets have been a tough team to get a read on all season, but ultimately things seem to be trending in the right direction recently. Brooklyn (without Kyrie) just beat Portland (with Dame) only 10 days ago, and we can expect a repeat here.

Final Score Prediction: Nets: 116 | Trail Blazers: 108

Nets vs. Trail Blazers Best Bet

Lillard's absences have led to increased offensive work for Anfernee Simmons this season - posting a 28.4% usage rate in six games with Dame on the shelf. In particular, he's seen his 3-point attempts per game go from 9.8 with Lillard to 12.0 without.

The Nets' high pace and shaky perimeter defense has also allowed opponents to attempt the NBA's 11th most 3-pointers while making the sixth-most per game.

Simmons has already made at least 4 3-pointers in five of six Lillard-less games (averaging 4.5 per), and this matchup means he should have no issues doing it again.

Bet Anfernee Simmons over 3.5 made threes (-180)

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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