Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, NBA Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Jan 10, 2022

Kyrie Irving is back in the lineup as the Brooklyn Nets head to the West Coast to face the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Brooklyn
44-38
AT
January 10, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Moda Center
Portland
27-55
Pointspread -8.5 -113
Moneyline -355
Over / Under o +226

72%

Betting Action

28%

Pointspread +8.5 -107
Moneyline +291
Over / Under u +226

72%

Betting Action

28%

The Brooklyn Nets might normally curse the schedule makers for Monday’s road date with the Trail Blazers – but they’ve caught a major break ahead of their visit to Portland. The Nets are big-time favourites despite having to make the cross-country trip just one day after ekeing out a 121-119 home win over the San Antonio Spurs – and that’s largely due to the continued absence of Portland’s starting backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

Brooklyn is a 9-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 228.0.

Nets vs. Trail Blazers NBA Betting Odds

It’s great that Brooklyn pulled out the victory Sunday afternoon, but it fell well short of the cover after going in as a 10-point fave. That has been a trend for the Nets in these situations – they’re 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favourite of nine or more points. The Blazers, on the other hand, have rewarded bettors handsomely as big-time underdogs, having gone 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games when receiving nine or more points.

The total for Monday’s cross-conference encounter is set at 228, with 70 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors taking the Under at -110. Both teams skew ever-so-slightly toward the Under on the season, with Brooklyn at 18-20 and Portland at 19-20. The Nets have cashed the Over in eight of their last 12 games, and have seen 230+ points scored in six of their previous eight. Portland, meanwhile, has gone 4-1 to the Over in its last five vs. East foes.

Brooklyn Nets

The one silver lining of the Nets’ hasty trip to the Pacific Northwest: Another opportunity for Kyrie Irving to hit the court. Irving, who is limited to playing in road games due to being unvaccinated for COVID-19, poured in 22 points while adding three assists, four rebounds and three steals in 32 minutes in his season debut, a 129-121 win over Indiana on Jan. 5. And opponents will be seeing plenty of him, with the Nets playing 11 of their next 15 games on the road.

Portland Trail Blazers

The news gets worse for the Trail Blazers, who have lost another gifted offensive option ahead of Monday’s contest. Guard Norman Powell has entered the league’s COVID-19 protocols, joining McCollum (paternity leave) and Lillard (abdomen) on the sidelines. That leaves the bulk of the backcourt minutes in the hands of point guard Anfernee Simons (who scored 31 points in Sunday’s 103-88 win over Sacramento) and Ben McLemore.

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