New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 3/18/2021 – The New Orleans Pelicans have been underwhelming, to say the least, for this season but they hope to turn things around soon. They will now be heading on the road to battle the Portland Trail Blazers this coming Thursday, March 18 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The tip-off happens at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the game will be shown through NBC Sports Southwest and FOX Sports New Orleans. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Portland Trail Blazers are seen in NBA lines as the winner of this matchup against the struggling New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 3/18/2021
|When:||March 18, 2021 10:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Moda Center, Portland, Oregon|
|TV:||NBC Sports Northwest | Fox Sports New Orleans|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans had high hopes for this season but they now find themselves tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the fourth-best record in the NBA Western Conference. They trail the Memphis Grizzlies by 2.5 games and they need to move now to make it to the play-in tournament at the end of the season. This team went up against the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game and lost by only a point. Zion Williamson had 28 points and eight assists during the loss while Brandon Ingram had 30. Lonzo Ball tallied a double-double of 11 points and 17 assists.
Players to watch: Z. Williamson PF 38 GP 38 GS 32.6 MIN 25.6 PTS 2.7 OR 4.2 DR 6.9 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.13 PER
B. Ingram SF 40 GP 40 GS 34.3 MIN 23.9 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 4.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2.4 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.52 PER
L. Ball PG 37 GP 37 GS 31.5 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 5.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 2.7 AST/TO 15.31 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers had a lot to look forward to right now as C.J. McCullom is back on the roster giving Damian Lillard some help. He only had 10 points in his return but the slack was taken in by Lillard who tallied 50 points along with 10 assists, six rebounds and six triples. Gary Trent Jr. had 22 points from the bench to help take the victory. The Trail Blazers are now sixth in the NBA Western Conference and are just half a game behind the Denver Nuggets with their record at 23-16. This team had been struggling winning half of their last ten games but the injury list is slowly cleaning itself.
Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG 38 GP 38 GS 36.2 MIN 30.5 PTS 0.5 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 8 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.3 TO 1.7 PF 2.4 AST/TO 27.26 PER
C. McCollum SG 14 GP 14 GS 33.3 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3.4 DR 3.9 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.2 TO 2.1 PF 3.9 AST/TO 24.95 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG 37 GP 23 GS 31.4 MIN 15.6 PTS 0.6 OR 1.6 DR 2.2 REB 1.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 0.8 TO 1.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 13.18 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers 3/18/2021 Betting Numbers
New Orleans Pelicans
The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Orleans’ last 18 games.
New Orleans are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Portland.
New Orleans are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland.
New Orleans are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Pelicans are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
New Orleans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played in March.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games.
Portland are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games against New Orleans.
Their total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Portland are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Trail Blazers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Portland are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games played in March.
New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick SG Heel is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic C Wrist is out indefinitely
Harry Giles PF Calf is upgraded to probable Thursday vs New Orleans
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely
|New Orleans Pelicans||Portland Trail Blazers|
|18-22-0||Against the Spread||19-20-0|
|116||Points per Game||115|
|116||Points Allowed per Game||116|
New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The New Orleans Pelicans hope that the same bad luck doesn’t bite them this time around. However, the Portland Trail Blazers, with home-court advantage, are seen as the safer bet to win in a top online sportsbook.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Trail Blazers at home is -150 while the Pelicans are at +125 if they pull an upset.
ATS: Three points separate both teams across the spread with the Pelicans at +3 and the Trail Blazers take the -3.
TOTALs: It is 242 points on the total with the Pelicans the team going over and the Trail Blazers should be under.
Score Prediction: 122 – 116, Trail Blazers