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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-10) Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (11-15)
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Blazers +130 | Pelicans -150
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers +3 | Pelicans -3
NBA Betting Total: O/U 231.5
Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum is out of his walking boot and has an evaluation of his broken foot set for Tuesday. It has been four weeks since the Trail Blazers announced he would miss at least four weeks.
As positive as the news about McCollum’s impending return is, the Blazers’ play without him has been as encouraging. Portland won won its fourth in a row and sixth in seven games on Sunday, 121–118, in Dallas.
Damian Lillard had 34 points and 11 assists. Gary Trent Jr., Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Carmelo Anthony and Anfernee Simons all had double-digits to back him up.
Melo has been especially great of late for the Blazers. He had a two-point game in Madison Square Garden but if you ignore that one, he has five twenty-plus-point games and Sunday’s 15-point performance in his last six games.
He only shot 1-of-8 from three-point range against Dallas but in the three games prior, he shot 12-for-21 from outside.
Portland plays at Oklahoma City on Monday night before traveling to New Orleans for this, the second of a back-to-back.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans will also be on the second night of a back-to-back with travel in-between because they play in Memphis on Monday night.
It will be New Orleans’ last chance to earn a win on its road trip before returning back home. So far, it has lost in Chicago, Dallas and Detroit.
Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson had 26 points apiece in the loss to the Pistons and Steven Adams had himself a double-double. No one else did much to write about, though.
Lonzo Ball had 13 points 11 attempts but turned it over five times, compared to just three assists. His name has turned up in trade rumors once again.
The Pelicans need a shake-up. They aren’t out of the playoff chase yet, which may lead its management to consider waiting to trade away some of its veterans.
Then again, the core of Ingram and Williamson will stay and that’s all that really matters for New Orleans at the moment. It has to now do what it can to build winning pieces around those two. What it brought in in the off-season did not accomplish that.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Over is 7-1 in Trail Blazers last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction: Blazers.
The Pelicans will be happy to return home but often that first game back after a road trip doesn’t feel like home yet.
In a spot where both teams will be road weary, take the Blazers, who just have the superior chemistry and commitment to the defensive end. Portland takes this one on the road in a low-scoring game.
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