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(11-10) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers (13-9)
Date: Saturday, December 2nd
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: PDX -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
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It’s a full slate of NBA games on Saturday, and one of those is a Western Conference showdown between two teams who hope to be in the playoffs this year.
The New Orleans Pelicans continue their road trip when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers.The Trail Blazers won the previous match up 103-93.
New Orleans Pelicans
This seems like a make or break year for the New Orleans Pelicans franchise, and right now it’s still hard to figure out what kind of team they have.
They come into this game with an 11-10 mark, but they play the Utah Jazz on Friday night, so by the time this game tips off they could be sitting at .500 if they lose Friday night against the Jazz.
They come into this game having lost two straight against the Warriors, and the Timberwolves. Against the Timberwolves Anthony Davis was ejected, and that played into the loss.
For the Pelicans this year they have been good on the offensive end, and struggled on the defensive end. They come into this game averaging 109 points, which is good, but they are also giving up 108 points.
For the Trail Blazers they like to play a low scoring type of game, so the Pelicans will have to decide if they want to slow it down, or if they should try and push the tempo and speed up the game.
Portland Trail Blazers
On the other side of this match up is the Portland Trail Blazers who have had an up and down season but had won three straight before losing their last game against the Bucks.
For the Trail Blazers their strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They come into this game giving up only 99 points per game.
It is a good thing they have a good defense, because at times for this team the offense can go really cold and it has hurt them.
In the last game against Milwaukee they only were able to put up 91 points. In this game the defense is going to need to find a way to lock down the high scoring Pelicans offense.
The offense is also going to need to get going though, because I think both teams will be over 100 in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NO are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Sat. games.
- NO are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 24-10-1 in NO last 35 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Under is 11-2 in POR last 13 overall.
- POR are 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- POR are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 Sat. games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Portland.
- Favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans won the first meeting between the two teams this year, and I think that will be the case again in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland -3.5
They will have success pushing the pace, and that will lead to a victory in a high scoring game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 108 – Trail Blazers 102
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