The New Orleans Pelicans (30-22) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (15-36) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. Both the Pelicans and Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Pelicans vs Trail Blazers
The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Pelicans fell to the Lakers by a score of 139-122. Turning the tide, the Pelicans picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 87-74.
In the Pelicans’ last five games, they are 4-1 and have an overall record of 30-22. In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are 7th and are 1st in the Southwest division.
New Orleans is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 29-23. The Pelicans maintain an ATS record of 14-13 on the road, while they have a 15-10 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the game against the Pistons, Jerami Grant was the top scorer for Portland, recording 49 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.1%. Anfernee Simons contributed 29 points, but Portland lost the game 128-122.
In non-conference play, the Trail Blazers have gone 9-8 and are 6-28 against Western Conference teams. Overall, they are 15-36 and are looking for a win against the Pelicans.
Portland comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-26 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Portland is 1-4 vs. the spread while going 24-22 as the underdog.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
In 52 games games, New Orleans has an average of 117 points per game (13th).
So far this season, the Pelicans have been a top-10 team in terms of scoring on the road, averaging 117 points per game. Overall, they are 13th in the league at 117 PPG.
When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 18th in the NBA at 98.3 possessions per game.
One area where the Pelicans have excelled is in getting to the free-throw line. They are 7th in the league in free-throw attempts and have made an average of 18.6 free throws per game.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
Portland has recorded an average of 108.6 points per game (28th) throughout 51 games games.
At home this season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 112.0 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 28th in scoring at 108.6 points per game. In terms of pace, Portland is 19th at 98.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to field goal percentage, the Trail Blazers are 29th in the league at 44%. They are also 30th in true shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, Portland is 24th in three-point percentage at 35%.
So far this season, the Trail Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.5% of their games. In terms of assists, they are last in the league with 22.7 per game.
Pelicans Team Defense
New Orleans’ defense has been playing well, ranking 11th in the NBA with 113.0 points allowed per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.1% while allowing 34.5% from downtown.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 116.9 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.8% and 34.4% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Pelicans And Trail Blazers
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Brandon Ingram as the primary point contributor for the Pelicans, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 21.7 points per game along with 5.1 boards.
On the other side, Jerami Grant is our projected leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.9 points per game.
Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Trends
- Across the Pelicans last three road games, the team averaged 117 points per game while allowing 119. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.
- Portland has a 0-3 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 103 points per game while allowing 116. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a strong record vs the spread going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
- Against the spread, the Pelicans have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.
We’re backing the Pelicans for a victory, with the projected score at 131-95. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Pelicans at -7.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 225, and our model projects the Pelicans and Trail Blazers to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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