Toronto Raptors (7-7, ninth in Eastern Conference) vs Portland Trail Blazers (6-8, ninth in Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Monday, 10pm EST
FUEL SPORT BOOK LINE: Trail Blazers -1.5
Summary: Portland will try to maintain a 5-game winning streak at home when the Trail Blazers face Toronto.
The Trail Blazers are leading 5-1 at their home ground. Portland is fourth in the Western Conference with 10.8 counterattacks per game led by Jusuf Nurkic, averaging 2.6.
The Raptors are leading 5-1. Toronto leads in the Eastern Conference with 13.4 rebounds per game led by Khem Birch, averaging 3.5.
TOP PERFORMERS: CJ McCollum averaged 3.3 shots per game for the Trail Blazers, scoring 20.7 points while shooting 38.7% from outside the arc. Damian Lillard is shooting 39.9% and averaging 21.0 points over the past 10 games for Portland.
Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.5 steals for the Raptors. OG Anunoby is averaging 20.3 points in their last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 4-6, averaging 106.3 points, 46.5 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting from 44, 2%. Their opponents have an average of 108.5 points per game.
Raptors: 6-4, averaging 107.5 points, 42.6 rebounds, 20.8 assists, 10.6 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% away. Their opponents have an average of 106.5 points.
Illness: Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard: out (abdomen).
Raptors: Chris Boucher: day to day (back), Precious Achiuwa: day to day (shoulder), Yuta Watanabe: out (calf), Fred VanVleet: day to day (groin).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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