Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/27/23

Portland Trail Blazers (32-41) vs New Orleans Pelicans (37-37)

Game Info: Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 5 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The Pelicans are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings

The Portland Trail Blazers aren't playing well, are without many key players, and they're on the end of a back to back. The New Orleans Pelicans are the healthier side, need to keep winning to position themselves better in the playoffs, and they're winning their last 5 games by an average of 16.6 points. Lot of points for a road team, but the Pels should win this comfortably. I'll lay the chalk, as this is a tough spot for the banged up Trail Blazers.

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -8.5

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