Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 4/9/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (46-32) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (21-57) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Suns. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

The Pelicans’ most recent matchup against the Suns saw CJ McCollum lead the Pelicans with 31 points while shooting 12/22 from the field. The Pelicans picked up a 113-105 win, and Zion Williamson also added 29 points which was 2nd on the team.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Trail Blazers, the Pelicans are above .500 with a 46-32 record. In their 78 games, the Pelicans are 27-21 vs. Western Conference teams and 19-11 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, New Orleans have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 41-36 ATS. New Orleans has failed to cover the spread in four straight home games and are 20-19 ATS at home compared to 21-17 on the road.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Portland’s most recently played the Celtics and lost with a final score of 124-107. The Trail Blazers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 63-56.

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers are 21-57 overall and have gone 2-3 in their last five games. In the Western Conference, they are ranked 14th, and they are in 5th place in the Northwest division.

Portland’s ATS record sits below .500 (37-40). On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 21-19 compared to a 16-21 record vs. the spread at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

Through 78 games games, New Orleans is averaging 115 points per game (13th).

On offense, the Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in scoring at 115 points per game. However, they have only outscored the league average in 47.4% of their games. In terms of pace, New Orleans is 18th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pelicans are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. Inside the arc, they are 13th in two-point shooting at 55%. From three-point range, they are 8th in the league at 37%.

So far this season, New Orleans has made an average of 12.2 three-pointers per game, which is 20th in the NBA. In terms of free throws, they are 11th in made free throws at 17.7 per game.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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Through 78 games the Trail Blazers are averaging 106.9 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA.

When playing at home, the Trail Blazers are averaging 108.7 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 28th in scoring at 106.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the league at 44%.

In terms of pace, Portland is 17th in the NBA at 97.5 possessions per game. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 25th in three-point percentage at 35%. On average, the Blazers make 11.5 three-pointers per game, which is 27th in the league.

When compared to the NBA scoring average, the Blazers have been below the average in 75.6% of their games. In terms of assists, Portland is last in the league at 23.2 per game.

Pelicans Team Defense

New Orleans’ defense has been playing well, ranking 8th in the NBA with 110.5 points allowed per game. Most recently, the Pelicans’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 105 points to the Suns.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 115.6 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.1% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Trail Blazers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Zion Williamson as the primary point contributor for the Pelicans, finishing with 23 points while maintaining a 9/15 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.9 points per game, along with 5.8 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jerami Grant as the leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.1%, and he is contributing 21 points per game on average.

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • The Pelicans are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • Across their last five home contests, Portland has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 97 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 0-5.

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Prediction

We’re backing the Pelicans for a victory, with the projected score at 112-91. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Pelicans at -12.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 213, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Trail Blazers to score a combined 203 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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