Free NBA Pick: Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Lines
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(6-10) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers (8-9)
Date: Friday November 25
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 219
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This is a showdown of teams going in the opposite direction. The Pelicans are winners of their last four, well the Blazers have lost 5 of their last 6.
In their only other meeting this season the Pelicans won 113-101.
In that meeting the Pelicans were also playing without Jrue Holiday.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans might be the second hottest team in the NBA, only behind the Warriors.
The turnaround from having the slowest start in the NBA has been quite the story.
Jrue Holiday has come back from a personal absence to be a big spark to the team.
In four games back, he has averaged 16.2 points and 7 assists a game. Although early he is shooting a career best 48.1 percent from the field.
A place the Pelicans have really struggled is on the defensive end of the ball. For the season they have given up 106 points per game. Over the last five games however that number has improved as they are only giving up 99.2 points per game.
On the offensive end they have been fantastic all season. They have scored 104 points per game on the season.
Portland Trail Blazers
If you would just look at the offensive stats for the Blazers one might think they have won every game.
On the offensive end they can’t be stopped. They have averaged 108.9 points per game including shooting 45.3 percent from the field.
The back court duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are the leaders of the team. Lillard averages 28.4 points per game well McCollum adds 21.9
But too bad for the Blazers, defense matters too, and that has been their downfall.
In their last game against the Cavs, the Blazers gave up 137 points including 34 to Kevin Love in quarter.
On the season Portland has been giving up 113.4 points per game and opposing teams shoot 45.3 percent from the field.
Over the last five these numbers have climbed to 118.4 points per game and 48.5 percent from the field. If these numbers don’t change soon Portland is going to have problems winning games, no matter how well they play on the offensive side of the ball.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in NO last 8 Fri. games
- Over is 12-3 in NO last 15 vs. NBA Northwest
- Over is 9-1 in POR last 10 home games.
- POR are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Over is 15-5 in POR last 20 vs. Western Conference
- Over is 9-1 in POR last 10 home games
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
To start this game is going to be a shootout. Both of these teams score a lot, and don’t seem to care too much about defense.
The difference in this game is going to be Anthony Davis.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland Straight Up and OVER.
The Blazers have had all kinds of trouble against big men and don’t really have anyone to match up with him.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 114 – Portland 108
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