Blazers vs. Pelicans Prediction
Which recently surging team will continue their upward trend tonight when the New Orleans Pelicans play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at 8PM ET?
581 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 582 New Orleans Pelicans
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8PM ET – Smoothie King Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Pelicans are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 240 points. The public betting currently has 58 percent of the wagers going on the Pelicans as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers moving up
Portland is coming off a 115-109 win at home over Miami on Sunday. The Blazers 6-2 in their last eight while going 7-1 against the spread. Portland is 25-29 on the season, 10-18 on the road, 23-29-2 against the spread and 30-24 with the over.
The Blazers are putting up 113.5 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Defensively, Portland is allowing 114.9 points per game while opponents shoot 44.8 percent against them. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 29.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game. CJ McCollum is adding 21.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
Pelicans playing well
New Orleans is coming off a 124-117 win at Indiana on Saturday. The Pelicans have won and covered in five of their last seven games. New Orleans is 22-31 overall, 10-16 at home, 27-24-2 against the spread and 30-23 with the over.
The Pelicans are scoring 115.3 points per game while shooting 45.8 percent as a team. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 117.2 points per game while opponents shoot 46.5 percent against them. Brandon Ingram is leading the team right now with 24.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Zion Williamson is averaging 19.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game through eight games.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog, but 2-7 ATS in their last nine Tuesday games.
The Pelicans have covered in seven straight games on two days of rest and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a win.
The Pelicans have won and covered the spread in both meetings with the Blazers this season. Both teams have been playing better, but I like the trends that are with New Orleans. The Pelicans are rested and have a deep roster. Portland has to rely primarily on their top guys to lead them. Lillard can certainly put up points, but I think the Blazers are going to have trouble keeping pace with New Orleans tonight. The Pelicans have really been playing well offensively and I expect that to continue at home.
NBA Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans -3