Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 26 (12/26): NBA
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- Dec 26, 2022, 6:54:15 PM
|Time||10:00 p.m. EST|
|Trail Blazers money line||-210|
|Trail Blazers spread||-5.5 (-110)|
|Hornets money line||+175|
|Hornets spread||+5.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||237|
2022-2023 season stats
|Portland Trail Blazers||Charlotte Hornets|
|Road / home record||7-6||5-13|
|Points per game||111.00||111.78|
|Points allowed per game||111.22||118.00|
|Rebounds per game||42.89||45.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||41.89||46.56|
|Over / under record||16-16-1||18-15|
The Charlotte Hornets continue on the road and will visit the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Monday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season and Portland won and covered the spread as -2 points favorites.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 7-6 at home so far with a 17-16 record overall ranking 3rd in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers are 3-2 against division opponents. Portland is 3- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.3 turnovers per game.
Anfernee Simons is scoring 22.5 points per game and averaging 2.9 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Lillard is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.
In their last 10 games the team is 5-5, averaging 116.4 points, 42.4 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points per game.
The Hornets get here with a 9-24 record and are 5-13 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Southeast. Charlotte is 2-13 in games decided by at least 10 points.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals for the Hornets. Rozier is averaging 17.6 points and 4.7 assists over the past 10 games for Charlotte.
In their last 10 games, the Hornets are 2-8, averaging 116.7 points, 45.9 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.3 points.
Charlotte are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Portland.
Charlotte are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road.
Charlotte are 0-14 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Portland.
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games.
Portland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games against Charlotte.
The Hornets have one of the worst records in the league and have a big problem in defense as they're allowing 120 points on the road. The Trail Blazers have been struggling lately but they're still 8-5 ATS at home this season and have won 14 straight games against the Hornets at home. The Blazers are the better team here so I'll back up them to cover the spread.
PICK: Blzers -5.5 (-110)
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