New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks 4/9/24

Portland Trail Blazers (21-57) vs New Orleans Pelicans (46-32)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +350 / New Orleans Pelicans -455 --- Over/Under: 210.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pelicans vs Trail Blazers prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans recently lost to the Magic and Spurs, while beating the Suns. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.9 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Murphy III is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers recently lost to the Celtics while beating the Hornets and Wizards. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 106.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.6 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21 points and 3.5 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Dalano Banton is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (23.2).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for Q3 points per game this season (27.1).
  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.8%).
  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for H1 opponent points per game this season (53.9).

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers prediction

I don't love laying big chalk with a Pelicans team that's had issues since Ingram went down. However, the Pelicans beat the Trail Blazers by 19 points a few weeks ago, and they need to keep winning in hopes of staying out of the play-in tournament. The Trail Blazers threw in the towel a long time ago as many key players are being held out, and they're 37-39-2 ATS despite being big underdogs every night. The Pelicans also got a boost with the return of Jose Alvarado. I'm not backing the Trail Blazers. Give me the Pels in a comfortable road win. 

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -10

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Wednesday 5/29/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss