Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 4/3/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-56) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (18-57) on Wednesday, April 3rd. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. Both the Trail Blazers and Hornets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Hornets

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The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Trail Blazers lost to the Magic with a final score of 104-103. The Trail Blazers picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 55-48.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Hornets, the Trail Blazers have an overall record of 19-56 and are looking to snap a 10 game losing streak. In Western Conference games, the Trail Blazers are 8-40 and have gone 11-16 in non-conference games this season.

Portland’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 35-39 for the season. When playing on the road, the Trail Blazers hold an ATS record of 19-18 in contrast to a 16-21 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Hornets fell to the Celtics by a score of 118-104. Despite being behind at halftime 59-53, the Hornets picked up the win.

Heading into their matchup with the Trail Blazers, the Hornets are 18-57 overall and are hoping to end their three game losing skid. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently 13th and are 4th in the Southeast division.

Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 29-44 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Charlotte is 1-4 vs. the spread while going 28-40 as the underdog.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 107.2 points per game.

This season, the Trail Blazers have struggled to score, averaging just 107.2 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 105.6 points per game.

So far, Portland has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25.3% of their games. They have failed to reach the league average in 74.7% of their games.

Heading into this game, the Trail Blazers have scored below their season average in each of their last four games. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage and 30th in true shooting percentage.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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In 75 games games, Charlotte has an average of 106.3 points per game (29th).

Heading into the game, the Hornets are one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, averaging just 106.3 points per game (29th). At home, they have been slightly better, averaging 108.1 points per game.

So far this season, Charlotte has been below the NBA scoring average in 68% of their games. In terms of pace, the Hornets are 25th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 22nd in the NBA, making an average of 11.9 threes per game. Overall, they are 27th in field goal percentage at 45%.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 116.0 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.8% while allowing 35.5% from downtown.

Hornets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Hornets’ defense is giving up an average of 116.9 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.1% and 37.5% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Hornets

For today’s matchup, we project Jerami Grant to lead the scoring for the Trail Blazers, putting up 21 points and shooting at a rate of 7/16. This season, he is averaging 21 points per game along with 3.5 boards.

As for Charlotte, Miles Bridges is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hornets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 8 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.4 points per game.

Trail Blazers vs Hornets Trends

  • Across the Trail Blazers last three road games, the team averaged 97 points per game while allowing 122. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Across the Hornets last ten home games, the team averaged 98 points per game while allowing 114. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 1-9 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have an ATS mark of just 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Portland posted a straight up mark of 0-10 in these matchups.
  • Against the spread, the Hornets have put together of 1-4 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.

Trail Blazers vs Hornets Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Hornets vs. Trail Blazers game, we suggest taking the Trail Blazers at +2. Even though our predictions have the Hornets winning 103-102, we see the Trail Blazers as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 212, and our model projects the Trail Blazers and Hornets to reach a combined total of 205 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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