Trail Blazers vs. Hornets Prediction
Will the Portland Trail Blazers cover the point spread as a small home favorite tonight when they host the Charlotte Hornets at 10:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Portland. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Trail Blazers are 3.5-point home favorites to beat the Hornets, who opened as 5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 213 points after hitting the board at 213.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Portland. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets at online sportsbooks are on the Trail Blazers to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 64% of betting tickets wagered at online sports are on the over.
Who We Like: Portland. The favorite has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings between these two teams while the home team has covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams.
Meanwhile, the Hornets are just 5-12 at the betting window in their last 17 games versus the Trail Blazers and have failed to cover in eight of their last nine trips to Portland. Charlotte is also winless at 0-5 against the spread in its last five games versus Western Conference opponents and is 1-3-1 at the betting window in its last five road games.
On the other side, the Trail Blazers are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games. They're also 4-1-1 at the betting window in their last six home games versus an opponent with a losing road record and are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games versus an opponent with a losing record.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -3.5