New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (22-16) vs New Orleans Pelicans (17-22)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 239.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 25.5 points and seven rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.9 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.9 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 28-6 in Pelicans last 34 overall. The over is 8-3 in Trail Blazers last 11 home games. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans continue to be hit or miss and a tough team to trust overall. The Pelicans have failed to cover seven of their last 10 road games and are losing on the road by an average of 3.4 points. The Portland Trail Blazers are finding ways to win despite their shaky defense at times, and they're expected to have McCollum back for this contest. I'll gladly lay the bucket with a more healthy Trail Blazers.