Hornets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
Winners of seven of their last 10 games, the Portland Trail Blazers will host the Charlotte Hornets tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET. Laying 6.5 points as a home favorite, are the Blazers worth a play for bettors?
559 Charlotte Hornets at 560 Portland Trail Blazers
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 11, 2019
Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Trail Blazers are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Hornets. The total, meanwhile, sits at 223.5 points and as of this writing, 73% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Trail Blazers to cover the point spread.
Charlotte Hornets Fantasy Spin
Malik Monk dropped 24 points in a 128-109 loss to the Clippers on Monday, adding one rebound and four triples in 21 minutes. Maybe this will help him get out of coach Borrego's doghouse, but this doesn't move the needle much on his rest-of-season outlook. 19 of his points came in garbage time. and the Hornets just got Jeremy Lamb back from his hamstring injury. Ignore Monk unless he does it again.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
Dame Lillard (elbow) is available for Friday against the Hornets. At the end of the fourth quarter on Wednesday, Dame was grabbing his left elbow as he checked out when the game was decided. There didn't seem to be much concern among the training staff at the time, so Lillard should be ready to go in a exciting matchup against Kemba Walker. He should be a full go and could be an option in DFS, as well.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
The Trail Blazers are just 7-15 against the number in their last 22 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
The favorite is 6-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams while the home squad has covered in five of the previous six meetings. The Hornets have also been a bad bet in this series, covering just once in the last five meetings with the Trail Blazers and just once in their last 10 trips to Portland. The Hornets have also struggled lately, covering just once in their last six road games and posting a 4-10 ATS record in their last 14 games overall.
Friday NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -6.5