Pelicans at Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/1/23

Portland Trail Blazers (29-31) vs New Orleans Pelicans (30-32)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 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. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.8 points and 5 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Trends

The Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a tough loss last night, but they return home where they're at their best. The New Orleans Pelicans have been hit or miss since Zion got hurt, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 10 points while not playing much defense. We're only laying a bucket. I'll side with the Trail Blazers at home.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -2.5

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