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Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting Odds

Here are the Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting odds:

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS +13.5 +700 Over 215
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -13.5 -1050 Under 215

Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting Prediction

Here is our Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting prediction.

They’ll play each other again this year. This time, the Portland Trail Blazers (19-47; 31-34-1 ATS) will face the New Orleans Pelicans (39-26; 35-28-2 ATS). The first game took place in February, and the Pelicans won 93-84 on the road. The Smoothie King Center will host on Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT. Will being on the road help Portland get back at the Pelicans, or are they too strong?

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Prediction

First, we have the Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting prediction for Portland.

The Trail Blazers headed on the road following a dismal 93-point loss to the Knicks on Thursday. That has been Portland’s standard this season, which is a tragedy. This season, the Blazers rank 28th in both offensive and scoring. Their difficulties begin with having the NBA’s worst true shooting rate. They rank lowest in terms of rim usage and 25th in three-point shooting. Furthermore, the Blazers have the 27th worst mistake rate. Portland boasts the fourth greatest offensive rebounding rate, yet that is insufficient for success in the NBA. We should see if they do better now that they are on the road.

On the other hand, Portland ranks 21st in defense. The Trail Blazers are fourth in the NBA for turnovers per game, indicating that they are an active club. They also allow the fifth-lowest percentage of three-pointers and the sixth-fewest attempts. They are the worst at protecting the basket, however. They also allow the 26th most free throws and 29th most defensive rebounds. Can they keep New Orleans under 100 again, or was that just a fluke?

Shaedon Sharpe, Malcolm Brogdon, and Jabari Walker have all left the team.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Prediction

Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting prediction for NOLA.

They play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, which is an important game. The team should be as healthy for this game as they were for the previous one. New Orleans has all of its talents in one place, which is advantageous for a team that ranks sixth in defense. The Pelicans force the most three-pointers to miss of any team (they give up the second-most attempts) and allow the ninth-lowest percentage of shots at the basket. This club ranks 14th in defensive rebounds, 8th in turnovers, and allows 7 free throw attempts per game. This is a tough group overall.

Zion Williamson averages 22.3 points per game, the highest in a group that ranks 11th in offensive rating. They have the league’s fifth-best three-point percentage, placing them eighth in true shooting percentage. They are also tenth in the country in terms of making field goals at the basket. The Pelicans attempt eight free throws more than any other club. Their offensive rebounding rate is just 15th best, and their turnover % is only 16th best, but this does not significantly affect them. Will they beat the Blazers again?

Dyson Daniels is no longer available.

Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting Pick

You cannot hand this game to anyone else at home, especially in the second half of a back-to-back. Their defense is too formidable for Portland’s attack to overcome. Earlier this season, the Pelicans restricted them to 84 points, for instance. In terms of points scored, the Trail Blazers rank 28th.

On the other hand, New Orleans have the offensive tools to defeat Portland, particularly at the hoop. That’s where the Pelicans prefer to shoot, and the Blazers are the worst in the NBA at forcing opposing teams to miss. Saturday is going to be a blowout for the home team.

  • Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting Pick: NOLA to cover.

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