Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 26 (12/26): NBA

Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 26 (12/26): NBA

 

Odds

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
Record 17-16 9-24
Road  / home record 7-6 5-13
Streak L3 W1
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
 

Preview

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.

Charlotte Hornets

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.

 

BETTING TRENDS

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.

 

Prediction

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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