Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 2/25/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (14-42) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (15-40) on Sunday, February 25th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. Both the Hornets and Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Hornets vs Trail Blazers

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Warriors, Miles Bridges was the top scorer for the Hornets’ offense, scoring 19 points and shooting 8/18 from the field. Nick Richards put up 11 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Charlotte ended up losing the game with a final score of 97-84.

This season, the Hornets have gone 14-42 and are looking to get back to .500 vs. the Trail Blazers. In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are 9-25 and have gone 5-17 in non-conference games.

So far, Charlotte is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 21-33. As the favorite this season, Charlotte is 0-4 vs. the spread while going 21-29 as the underdog.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Trail Blazers is coming off a loss to the Nuggets in their latest game, ending with a score of 127-112. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Trail Blazers couldn’t cover as +8.5 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 215.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Coming into today’s game against the Hornets, the Trail Blazers are 15-40 overall and are looking to snap their seven-game losing streak. In the Western Conference, they are in 14th place and sit in 5th place in the Northwest Division.

Portland arrives with an ATS record of 25-30 for the season up to this point. In their last two road games, Portland has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 14-14 on the road in contrast to 11-16 at home.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

The Hornets come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 108.3 points per game.

So far this season, the Hornets have struggled to score, ranking 28th in the league at 108.3 points per game. When playing on the road, they are averaging 107.3 points per game.

Overall, Charlotte has been below the NBA scoring average in 64.3% of their games. They are also currently on a two-game streak of decreased scoring.

When it comes to pace, the Hornets are 21st in the NBA at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 27th at 45%.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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Through 55 games games, Portland is averaging 107.9 points per game (29th).

At home, the Trail Blazers are averaging 110.0 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 29th in scoring at 107.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Portland is 20th at 98 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 30th in the league at 44%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is 26th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. They are also 24th in three-pointers made at 11.7 per game.

Hornets Team Defense

On defense, the Hornets come into the game ranked 24th in the league in points allowed at 118.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 101 points per contest (7th). Opponents are hitting 57.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.4% of their three-point attempts.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

On the defensive side, Trail Blazers is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 116.9 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.7% from downtown.

Key Players For The Hornets And Trail Blazers

In today’s game, we anticipate Miles Bridges leading the scoring for the Hornets, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.6 points per game along with 7.4 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Anfernee Simons as the leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 43.5%, and he is contributing 22.9 points per game on average.

Hornets vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • Although Charlotte has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-8. The team averaged 101 points per game in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Portland has averaged 111 points per game while allowing 118. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 4-1.
  • The Hornets have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Trail Blazers have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.

Hornets vs Trail Blazers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Trail Blazers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 90-86. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 215.5 and given that our model is projecting 176 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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