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2021 NBA Handicapping
(32-23) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets (27-28)
Date: Sunday, April 18th
Time: 7:00 EST
Venue: Spectrum Center,
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -5.5
5NBA Betting Total: 223.5
On Sunday, April 18th, the Portland Trail Blazers meets the Charlotte Hornets for the second and final time this season. The clubs’ prior meeting on March 1st was won by Portland (123-111).
Charlotte has dropped down to the eighth seed as they deal with core members out injured while the Blazers cling to the sixth seed holding a two-game margin over the Mavericks.
Last season, the squads played once with Blazers taking the single contest. The Blazers hold the all-time record having won 44 matches of the 60 played.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers continue to cling to the sixth seed but have lost four of their last six games and face a tough schedule stretch.
After this match, they’ll host the Clippers, Nuggets, and two contests against the Grizzlies prior to embarking on a six-game road trip.
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Portland entered Friday’s match against the Spurs hoping to avoid losing three games in a row without the services of superstar Damian Lillard, out with a hamstring injury.
Luck smiled on the Blazers as they won by a single point as the Spurs failed to score on three separate opportunities on the final play of the match.
CJ McCollum led the way for Portland with 29 points and six assists while Norman Powell continued to seamlessly fit in with his new team scoring 22 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block.
Enes Kanter posted a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds while Anfernee Simons (16), and Carmelo Anthony (13) were the other double-figure contributors.
Lillard (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day while Zach Collins continues to rehab from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his ankle.
Losses to the Hawks, Lakers, Cavaliers, and Nets have equated to the Hornets falling from fourth to eighth. The Hornets’ troubles are primarily tied to the injury absences of rookie LaMelo Ball and vet Gordon Hayward.
The loss to the Nets extended the Hornets’ losing streak to four and while Charlotte battled putting 115 points up it wasn’t enough to match Brooklyn’s 130 points.
In the loss, Miles Bridges led the way with 33 points and nine rebounds. Terry Rozier delivered a double-double of 27 points and 10 assists, plus six rebounds.
Vernon Carey Jr. (21), Jalen McDaniels (12), and Caleb Marin (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Injuries to core contributors can be cited as the reason for the Hornets slide and the situation is getting worse instead of better as up to six players could be out for this match.
LaMelo Ball (wrist), Gordon Hayward (foot), and Malik Monk (ankle) continue to miss time but joining them is Nate Darling (ankle) and potentially PJ Washington (ankle), and Devonte Graham (quad) who are both questionable.
Ball, and Hayward are expected to be out a month while Monk was expected to return this week or next.
NBA Betting Trends
- The Blazers are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Blazers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-6-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
With so many Hornets players expected to miss this match even if Lillard can’t go the Blazers have enough depth to control the outcome.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers ATS
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