New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/30/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers (27-48) vs New Orleans Pelicans (32-43)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +12.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 25.9 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 17.3 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Josh Hart is averaging 14.5 points and 4 assists. Brandon Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Trail Blazers last 10 home games. The Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The New Orleans Pelicans are the better team with more to play for, so you can understand why this line is what it is. With that said, this line is quite massive. Unfortunately, the Portland Trail Blazers are the worst active roster in the league, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 14.4 points while allowing 49.8 percent shooting from the field. Backing the Trail Blazers with any confidence is damn near impossible. It's the New Orleans Pelicans or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -12.5

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