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New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/23/2019 NBA Odds and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 12-23-2019 NBA Odds and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/23/2019 – The Portland Trail Blazers are rolling on a four-game winning streak and they will be hosting the New Orleans Pelicans at the Monda Center in Portland, Oregon. Meanwhile, the Pelicans already snapped their 13-game losing streak but they lost to the injury-depleted Warriors. This match will happen this Tuesday, December 23 at 10 pm Eastern Time. NBA TV will air the game while NBA League Pass will provide the live stream. NBA Betting Covers pick the Trail Blazers to push their winning streak to five by beating the Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/23/2019

When: December 23, 2019 10:00 PM ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +6 (-110) 231 o (-110) +220

Portland Trail Blazers
-6 (-110) 231 u (-110) -260
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

In a game that they could have won, the Pelicans fall to a splash brothers-less Warriors by four points. Brandon Ingram and Jrue Holiday combined for 50 points while JJ Reddick and Lonzo Ball each had 14. But the glaring trouble for the Pelicans is their lack of big men. Aside from Derrick Favors, there is not much the Pelicans can put on the floor to help them secure some boards. The Warriors don’t have much interior presence aside from Draymond Green and the Pelicans will definitely have a hard time with Hassan Whiteside. Jrue Holiday is working extra as he grabbed 8 rebounds in the last game but they need more from Kenrich Williams who was inserted in the starting lineup.

Players to watch: B. Ingram SF 26 GP 26 GS 33.8 MIN 25.3 PTS 0.9 OR 6.1 DR 7 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 3.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.47 PER
J. Holiday SG 28 GP 28 GS 36 MIN 19.6 PTS 1.4 OR 3.7 DR 5.1 REB 6.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3.2 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 16.3 PER
J. Redick SG 28 GP 24 GS 29.3 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.2 OR 2.8 DR 3 REB 2 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 1.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.22 PER.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting

Hassan Whiteside has been huge for the Blazers in the last game as he provided 16 points and 22 huge rebounds. Portland missed the services of Carmelo Anthony and he is most likely to miss this game against the Pelicans. Damian Lillard and Chris McCollum will always be there to provide their 20+ point numbers but it was Kent Bazemore that served as the team’s third scoring option against the T-Wolves with 19 points. The combination of Lillard and McCollum will keep their opponents busy but against a soft interior, they will look to unleash Whiteside and he will be the difference-maker in this game.

Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG 28 GP 28 GS 36.7 MIN 26.9 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.2 REB 7.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 1.9 PF 2.5 AST/TO 24.56 PER
C. McCollum SG 30 GP 30 GS 36.5 MIN 22.4 PTS 0.8 OR 3.7 DR 4.5 REB 3.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 2.1 TO 2.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 17.35 PER
C. Anthony PF 15 GP 15 GS 30.3 MIN 16 PTS 1.1 OR 5.1 DR 6.2 REB 1.1 AST 1.3 STL 0.9 BLK 1.9 TO 2.9 PF 0.6 AST/TO 13.97 PER.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/23/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 13 games.
New Orleans are 1-14 SU in their last 15 games.
New Orleans are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Pelicans are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Portland.
New Orleans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 8 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Portland Trail Blazers

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland’s last 7 games.
Portland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games against New Orleans.
Portland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Portland are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Portland are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Portland’s last 14 games played in December.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Portland Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony SF Knee is “?” Monday vs New Orleans
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers
38-43-1 Against the Spread 52-45-1
44-37-1 Straight Up 52-45-1
115 Points per Game 113
116 Points Allowed per Game 110
44.58 Offensive FG% 45.31
73.02 Offensive FT% 82.3
36.1 Offensive 3PT% 36.59
47.1 Defensive FG% 43.79
79.51 Defensive FT% 77.05
36.97 Defensive 3PT% 34.95

New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks

Even with the absence of Carmelo Anthony, the Blazers are expected to win this game according to Best Sportsbook. The matchup problems for the Pelicans will not just be in the paint but Lillard and McCollum just outclass any combination that the Pelicans come out. Unless Zion Williamson just comes out from injury all of a sudden, this is Portland’s game to lose.

Moneyline: The Blazers are the favorites to win in this game and the ML for them is at -260 as compared to the Pelicans’ +220.

ATS: Only 6 points are given to the teams across the spread with the Pelicans having the +6 while the Blazers are at -6.

TOTALs: The Totals for both teams are at 231 points with the Pelicans going over while the Trail Blazers are over.

Score Prediction: 122 – 108 Trail Blazers