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(22-19) Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (20-20)
Date: Friday, January 12th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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It’s a big Western Conference showdown on Friday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Portland Trail Blazers are in town to take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
This will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. In the first game Pelicans were able to come out ahead by a final score of 123-116.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers had been playing some really good basketball winning three games in a row before losing their last game against the Houston Rockets 121-112.
There was one streak that did continue in that game though. That was the sixth straight game they have scored 110 points or more.
Their defense has been really lacking at times during this stretch of games though. In five of the last six games they have given up at least 106 points, and in two of them they have given up more than 121.
Over the last five games on average they have given up 110 points per game, and if they want to have success in this game, and down the stretch of the season they are going to need to find a way to lock down on the defensive side of the ball and play better defense.
The big men are also going to need to be really good defensively in this game. They need to find a way to slow down DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis if he is able to go.
New Orleans Pelicans
On the other side of this match up is the New Orleans Pelicans who have been really inconsistent and would drop below the .500 mark on the season if they were to lose this game.
They come into this game off a 105-102 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that is one of the worst across the NBA.
For the Pelicans their strength has been on the offensive side of the ball. Coming into this game they are averaging 110.6 points per game and shooting 48.9 percent from the field.
Where they struggle is on the defensive end where they are giving up 110.8 points per game and opponents are shooting 46.4 percent from the field.
One thing to watch coming into this game is if Anthony Davis is able to go. He sat out the last game with a right ankle sprain and his status for this game is up in the air.
NBA Betting Trends:
- POR are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- POR are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Fri. games.
- POR are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
- Over is 9-1 in NO last 10 home games.
- Over is 7-2 in NO last 9 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Over is 9-3 in NO last 12 vs. Western Conference.
- Favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- Home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Trail Blazers offense is hot, and I expect that would continue right into this game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: There is no line yet. A final score prediction is provided below.
I would expect them to really push the pace of play, and have no scoring against a troublesome Pelicans defense. It will be a close game, but the Trail Blazers will pull it out in the end.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 114 – Pelicans 111
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