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(19-21) Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (25-17)
Date: Friday, January 11
Time: 10:00PM EST
Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds:
NBA Betting Odds: Trail Blazers -6
NBA Betting Total: 222½
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Friday, January 11 finds the Charlotte Hornets facing the. Portland Trail Blazers as they meet for the first time in the 2018-19 regular season. In their last game on Tuesday, the Hornets lost to the Clippers in LA. The Trail Blazers last played Wednesday in a win versus the Bulls.
Last season, Portland swept the two-game series. The Blazers hold the all-time record having bested the Hornets in 40 of their 56 matches.
The teeter-totter team of the East continues to vacillate between solid victories and terrible losses. The issue is they’re now dealing with injuries to core guys and that combined with their inconsistency puts them back on the playoff seed bubble since they’ve fallen to eighth.
Ironically, last season when Cody Zeller was out the Hornets struggled and now with him out up to two months due to a fractured right hand it must be raising red flags in Charlotte.
Despite the loss, six players scored in double-digits with Malik Monk leading the way scoring 24 off the bench. The other five players who reached the mark were Jeremy Lamb (16), Marvin Williams (14), Tony Parker (12), Kemba Walker (13) and Nicolas Batum (10).
Devonte Graham sprained his ankle versus the Clippers and is questionable to play Friday. Zeller is expected out until mid February.
Portland Trail Blazers
Five players scored in double-digits in the victory over the Bulls. CJ McCollum led the way with 24 points while Jusuf Nurkic (18), Seth Curry (17), and Damian Lillard/Zach Collins (16) were the other four contributors.
.The Blazers have won three in a row and five of their last six games but four of those victories were achieved at the Moda Center.
Maurice Harkless left the game versus the Knicks after sustaining a knee injury and his presence in this match was questionable.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-0 in Hornets last 9 road games.
- Under is 14-6 in Blazers last 20 home games.
- Blazers are 31-15 ATS in their last 46 home games.
- Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Portland.
- Blazers are 7-3 in last 10 head to head contests
- Blazers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
It’s odd how much Cody Zeller seemingly affects the success of the Hornets. Last season Charlotte went 21-27 without Zeller and since he broke his hand the Hornets are 1-3.
Perhaps this will be the opportunity for Willie Hernangomez to take a step but it sure feels like this one key injury could be the undoing for the Hornets.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers ride home court advantage
That said, Charlotte is that team that always pulls out crazy wins as soon as you write them off, but with five of Portland’s next seven games on the road the Blazers will be focused to win this last game of their home stand.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Blazers 119 – Hornets 109
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