Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Prediction

NBA Predictions: Are Pelicans a safe bet to cover vs. Trail Blazers? 3/14/17

Are the Pelicans a safe bet to cover the spread tonight as a small home favorite versus the Trail Blazers at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pelicans are 3-point home favorites versus the Trail Blazers while the over/under currently sits at 216.5, down from the opening number of 216.

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Portland has won six of its last 10 games entering play tonight, but is just 5-5 at the betting window during that span. The Blazers also own a losing record against the spread at 27-38 on the year, which includes a 13-21 ATS record on the road.

New Orleans has dropped six of its last 10 games coming into tonight's action but is 5-4-1 against the spread during that same span. The Pelicans are also 32-33 against the spread on the season, which includes a 16-17 ATS record at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The favorite has cashed in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams and so has the home team. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a win and are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games versus Southwest opponents. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games overall and have covered in four of their last five games when playing on two days of rest.



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