Portland faces Toronto, aiming to snap 3-game losing streak

Portland faces Toronto, aiming to snap 3-game losing streak

The Toronto Raptors (23-40, 12th in the Eastern Conference) will be facing off against the Portland Trail Blazers (17-45, 14th in the Western Conference) in Portland, Oregon on Saturday at 10 p.m. EST. The FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE has the Raptors as 1.5 point favorites with an over/under of 225.5.

Portland will be looking to end their three-game losing streak when they take on Toronto. The Trail Blazers have struggled at home with a 9-22 record and are 8-28 against opponents with a winning record. On the other hand, the Raptors have a 10-21 record on the road and are eighth in the Eastern Conference with 32.4 defensive rebounds per game led by Scottie Barnes.

In terms of shooting percentages, the Trail Blazers are shooting 44.0% from the field this season, which is 4.7 percentage points lower than the 48.7% the Raptors allow to opponents. The Raptors average 114.1 points per game, which is 1.9 points fewer than the 116.0 the Trail Blazers give up.

This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, with the Trail Blazers coming out on top in their last encounter. In that game, Jerami Grant led the Trail Blazers with 22 points while Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 20 points.

Key performers to watch in the game include Anfernee Simons who is averaging 22.8 points and 5.5 assists for the Trail Blazers, and Kelly Olynyk who is averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for the Raptors.

In terms of recent performance, the Trail Blazers have struggled with a 2-8 record in their last 10 games, while the Raptors have a 4-6 record. The Raptors have been averaging 115.0 points and 45.7 rebounds in their last 10 games.

Injury updates for the game include Deandre Ayton and Jerami Grant being out for the Trail Blazers, and Jakob Poeltl, Bruce Brown, Scottie Barnes, and D.J. Carton being out for the Raptors.

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