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(23-30) Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trailblazers (29-25)
Date: Thursday February 8th
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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The Charlotte Hornets are trying to play solid basketball, despite the trade rumors surrounding the organization. The Hornets have won three of their last five games. The Portland Trailblazers are currently four games over .500 this season. The team has has lost three in a row, and find themselves 2-3 over the last five games.
The last time the Hornets and Trailblazers took the court against each other, was December 16th. The Trailblazers got the win, 93-91. Look for this game to be another close matchup.
The Charlotte Hornets are riding a one game loss. The team most recently was dropped by the Nuggets, 121-104. Maybe it was the Denver altitude, but the Hornets were terrible. Charlotte shot 50.6 percent from the floor, and 42.3 percent from three point land in the loss.
The Hornets didn’t have a bad night shooting the ball, but were just terrible all around. For the Hornets to shoot over 50 percent from the floor, and still lose by double digits, is a bad showing. Maybe the trade rumors surrounding the team are affecting the Hornets play.
It was reported a few weeks ago, that Kemba Walker would be traded. The former All Star guard, has played his entire seven year career with the Hornets. Walker was there when the team was still named the Bobcats. The trade rumor sent a message to the team, and the Hornets have not responded well.
Don’t be surprised if the Hornets make some big moves before the deadline this year. With the Hornets current roster, the team can’t make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, which means something has to give roster wise. The Hornets are allowing 106.4 points per game this season.
Charlotte ranks 18th in points allowed. The Hornets must play better on the road. They are 8-16 on the road this season.
The Portland Trailblazers, are the same team they have been over the past several seasons. The same Trailblazers who are always a few games over .500, and scuffling to make the Western Conference playoffs. The Trailblazers are currently four games over .500 this year, and struggling to keep a bottom level playoff spot.
Damian Lillard is still doing what he does, averaging 25.1 points per game. CJ McCollum is also showing up big for Portland. McCollum is averaging 21.8 points per game. Yet again, it is still not enough to be a top contender in the West. Lillard and McCollum need one more star that is equal to their playing ability. Preferably a star big. DeAndre Jordan would be helpful.
The Trailblazers are allowing 103.6 points per game this season. Good enough to rank them 8th in the NBA in points allowed this year. Portland is also 15-10 at home this season, and beat Charlotte, in their last game against the Hornets at Moda Center.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 22-8 in CHA last 30 Thu. games.
- Under is 6-2 in POR last 8 Thu. games.
- Under is 20-8 in POR last 28 vs. NBA Southeast.
- CHA are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Portland.
- CHA are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
The Hornets are dealing with a lot off the court. I’m sure players are nervous and ready for the deadline to be over. That said, Charlotte is going to need a big game from Kemba Walker in order to get the win.
Portland is in need of a win, if they are going to stay in playoff contention. Look for big games from Lillard and McCollum as usual. Jusef Nurkic is going to need to play well for Portland in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Trailblazers -4.5
Charlotte won’t be ready to play on the far West coast. Take the Trailblazers to cover, and get the win at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trailblazers 113 – Hornets 107
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