New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 30 (3/30): NBA
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- Mar 30, 2022, 7:05:12 AM
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|Time||10:00 p.m. EST|
|Pelicans money line||-1300|
|pelicans spread||-14.5 (-110)|
|Blazers money line||+725|
|Blazers spread||+14.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||225|
2021-2022 season stats
|New Orleans Pelicans||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Road / home record||14-22||17-22|
|Points per game||108.80||107.40|
|Points allowed per game||109.79||114.87|
|Rebounds per game||45.47||43.55|
|Rebounds allowed per game||42.03||44.35|
|Over / under record||31-44||37-38|
The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Pelicans won the last game 111-97 at home.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
The Pelicans have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 14-22 on the road with a 32-43 record ranking third in the Southwest. The Pelicans are 21-24 in Western Conference play. New Orleans is second in the Western Conference with 11.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 3.1.
Devonte' Graham averages 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans, scoring 12.3 points while shooting 34.4% from beyond the arc. Valanciunas is shooting 56.2% and averaging 20.8 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
In their last 10 games, the Pelicans are 5-5, averaging 115.6 points, 45.6 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 10.2 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points.
INJURIES: Valanciunas is questionable.
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
The Blazers have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 17-22 at home with a 27-48 record overall ranking 4th in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers have gone 11-34 against Western Conference teams. Portland has a 15-30 record against teams above .500.
Anfernee Simons (out) was averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists for the Trail Blazers. Drew Eubanks is averaging 17.2 points over the last 10 games for Portland.
In their last 10 games the Balzers are 2-8, averaging 110.9 points, 43.5 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 9.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.7 points per game.
INJURIES: Nassir Little, Josh Hart, Jusuf Nurkic, Didi Louzada, Damian Lillard, Eric Bledsoe, Anfernee Simons, Joe Ingles, Justise Winslow and Watford are all out.
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
New Orleans are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games on the road.
Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
The Blazers have been really bad, losing 8 of their last 10 games and have 11 players out with injuries, they simply don't have a chance tonight against the Pelicans. New Orleans have been profitable against the spread with a 11-2 record in their last 13 games on the road. Take the Pelicans to win this game easy and by doble digits.
PICK: Pelicans -14.5 (-110)
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