Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers - 12/26/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (17-16) vs Charlotte Hornets (9-24)
Game Info: Monday, December 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -6 -- Over/Under: 238 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 10 of their last 13 games. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 118.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23.3 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 21 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 25-12-2 ATS in their last 39 road games and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 2 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Hornets last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 home games. The Hornets are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Portland and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers aren't in a good position to be laying this sort of chalk, but this line is an indication of just how bad things are for the Hornets. The Charlotte Hornets lose on the season by an average of 6.8 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 7.3 points. The Hornets lose in the underdog role by an average of 7.9 points. The Trail Blazers do play their best ball by far at home. I can't get behind the Hornets. It's Trail Blazers or pass for me.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -6
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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