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New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 02/21/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 02-21-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 02/21/2020 – These are both teams hoping to secure a playoff spot and would require a great spurt of victories to do so. They have to start now as the season goes to a home stretch as the New Orleans Pelicans visit the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon this Friday, February 21 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. ESPN will hold the broadcast rights for this game and they will be giving the feed to NBA League Pass and SofaScore to simulcast through online live streaming. This looks close but according to NBA Bracket Betting, the Pelicans hold the slight upper hand over the Portland Trail Blazers on the road.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 02/21/2020

When: February 21, 2020 10:30 PM ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 02/21/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 (-110) 234.5 o (-110) -150

Portland Trail Blazers
+1.5 (-110) 234.5 u (-110) +130
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans are 11th in the NBA Western Conference standings and they have confidence as super rookie Zion Willamson has been getting his feet wet in the league. Expect this team to run through him and Brandon Ingram more often and they have a good supporting cast who are all-in to make a huge run. On the road, the Pelicans are 12-15 but that was most of the time without Williamson. Jrue Holiday is the team’s floor leader and his role will be critical as he is tasked to give the ball to Williamson and Ingram on their sweet spots on the floor.

Players to watch: B. Ingram SF 47 GP 47 GS 34.1 MIN 24.9 PTS 0.9 OR 5.5 DR 6.4 REB 4.2 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 20.69 PER

Z. Williamson SF 10 GP 10 GS 27.4 MIN 22.1 PTS 3.5 OR 4 DR 7.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.7 PF 0.8 AST/TO 25.48 PER

J. Holiday SG 46 GP 46 GS 34.7 MIN 19.3 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.7 REB 6.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 2.9 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.02 PER

Portland Trail Blazers Betting

The Portland Trail Blazers are 9th in the NBA Western Conference standings and they have a good chance of chasing the young Memphis Grizzlies as they are behind by 3.5 games. Lillard has been on a Kobe-esque type of scoring and expects that to continue until he brings the team to the playoffs. Still, he needs help and CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony are his wing players that can give an additional scoring punch. Hassan Whiteside has been fantastic for them in the paint as they wait for Nurkic to most probably come back by the end of the regular season. With Whiteside’s presence, it would keep Williamson in check as the rookie will look to attach the interior most of the time.

Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG 54 GP 54 GS 37 MIN 29.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.4 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 26.8 PER

C. McCollum SG 52 GP 52 GS 35.7 MIN 21.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 3.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.07 PER

H. Whiteside C 51 GP 51 GS 30.8 MIN 15.7 PTS 4 OR 10.1 DR 14.1 REB 1.2 AST 0.4 STL 3 BLK 1.9 TO 3 PF 0.6 AST/TO 24.86 PER

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 02/21/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games.
New Orleans are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
New Orleans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Portland.
Pelicans are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Portland.
New Orleans are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
New Orleans are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games when playing on the road against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Orleans’ last 20 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New Orleans’ last 13 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
New Orleans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Portland’s last 14 games.
Portland are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Portland are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 8 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Portland are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Portland are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games played in February.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram SF Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Portland

Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard PG Groin is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Mario Hezonja SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs New Orleans
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Nassir Little SF Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs New Orleans

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers
26-25 Against the Spread 23-31
32-23 Straight Up 30-25
115 Points per Game 113
117 Points Allowed per Game 115
46.02 Offensive FG% 45.56
73.73 Offensive FT% 80.53
37.3 Offensive 3PT% 36.98
46.61 Defensive FG% 45.04
78.82 Defensive FT% 76.52
35.73 Defensive 3PT% 37.04

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks

The Blazers are the slight underdogs for this game as forecasted by Bet On NBA Games and they need their bench to step up and let home court cooking be factors if they want to upset the Pelicans at home. Williamson going up against Whiteside will be the special treat for the fans in this game.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Pelicans is -150 on the road while the Blazers are at +130 if they win at home.

ATS: Just the thinnest 1.5 points between both teams as the Pelicans sit on the -1.5 and the Blazers are on the other side with +1.5.

TOTALs: 234.5 is the predicted total for this game with the Blazers going under and the Pelicans the team under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 115 Pelicans