Portland – Toronto
The holiday season kept us away for a bit from the NBA scene , but we re back now with a new tip before the New Year. Today’s game will be played in Portland .
The Raptors are facing Blazers back to back and they re coming after two wins , showing that it s not over yet for them.
Toronto’s Jermaine O’Neal scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked six shots in the loss to the Blazers earlier this month, and is coming off his best game of the season.
In Friday’s 107-101 victory over Sacramento, O’Neal scored 36 points — his highest scoring game since getting 39 for Indiana against Chicago on March 25, 2007.
After missing 40 games last season because of lingering pain from a torn ligament in his left knee, O’Neal had gotten off to a slow start in his Toronto career, but he is once again looking like a five-time All-Star.
O’Neal, who was traded from the Pacers in the offseason, has scored at least 23 points in each of his last three games after topping the 20-point mark just twice in his first 23 games with the Raptors.
Toronto has just one win in its last six trips to Portland, but is starting to improve on the road.
The Raptors have won back-to-back games on a six-game road trip after winning just two of their previous 12 games overall, and are looking to win three straight games for the first time since starting the season 3-0.
Raptors are always start their games in full speed , but unfortunately for them , the Finnish is slow. So , we ll get some value odds for this game .
Today s tip is Raptors +5 on 1st Half @ 1.87 only at Pinnacle