Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the New Orleans Pelicans taking on the Portland Trail Blazers Monday December 14 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
New Orleans Pelicans (6-17) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10-15)
Date: Monday December 14th
Time:10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Trail Blazers -150
NBA Betting Odds: Trail Blazers -3
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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Two of the league’s top young talents will square off in this one. Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard entered the NBA as members of the same draft class three years ago, and they’ll meet on the court on Monday when the New Orleans Pelicans visit the Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland has won eight of the 11 meetings between these two teams since those players were drafted. The Trail Blazers have won six in a row in this series, and the Pelicans make the long trip out to Oregon on Monday having gone 1-11 on the road this season.
New Orleans Pelicans:
Davis is averaging 21.4 points per game against the Trail Blazers, but that hasn’t helped the Pelicans when they make the trip to the American Northwest, as the Pelicans have dropped their last nine trips to Portland, going 0-6 with Davis heading out there.
Overall, New Orleans has lost four in a row on the road. The team lost at Chicago on Saturday, falling to the Bulls by a score of 98-94. Davis hit on 8 of 24 shots from the field for 22 points, adding 13 boards. New Orleans held a 14-point lead in that game against the Bulls.
Portland Trail Blazers:
Lillard has averaged 21.3 points per game against the Pelicans. Portland’s defense hasn’t been quite so successful. The Trail Blazers allowed the New York Knicks to hit on 52 percent of their shots from the field in a 112-110 home loss. Portland’s allowed two of its last three opponents to hit on 50 percent of their shots.
Scoring wasn’t a problem for the Blazers in that one, though. Lillard put up 29 points, and backcourt mate C.J. McCollum chipped in 22, but the Blazers spoiled a 10-point fourth quarter lead, and have now lost three of their last four games.
NBA Betting Trends:
The Pelicans are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games.
The Pelicans are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games against opponents with a losing record.
The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in their last four games against Western Conference opponents.
The Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss.
The Blazers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against Western Conference opponents.
Free NBA Prediction:
It’s easy to think Portland isn’t in good form given that it’s lost three of its last four games, but a closer look shows that those three losses came by a combined total of nine points. They won the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 28, 112-94.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Trail Blazers -3
The Pelicans have been a very different team on the road compared with the work they’ve done at home this season. The long trip out to Oregon isn’t fun for any team, but don’t expect big things from a Pelicans team that’s had trouble winning games outside of Louisiana.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 113 – Pelicans 107
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