Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Prediction
The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven of their last 10 games overall but have been hit-or-miss when covering on the road this season. Laying 7.5 points tonight in New Orleans, will the Trail Blazers cover versus the Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. ET?
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 15, 2019
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Trail Blazers are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Pelicans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 234.5 points and as of this writing, 54% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pelicans to cover the point spread.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
Damian Lillard hit 8-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, three rebounds, 12 assists and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Clippers. He was feeding C.J. McCollum constantly and the Blazers played a great team game tonight. Lillard wasn't looking for his shot tonight, due to having some hot teammates, but that won't stop him from looking for it the next time out.
New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin
Anthony Davis (rest) will not play Friday against the Blazers. It's a back-to-back set for the Pels, so he was going to sit out at least one of these two games. Coach Alvin Gentry didn't play on Tuesday, but Gentry said that the matchup was a factor because of the Bucks shooting treys. Okafor is likely going to start and could be a stream or DFS punt play today. Cheick Diallo also gets a boost.
NBA Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers are 34-15-3 against the spread in their last 52 games following a win of more than 10 points.
The Pelicans are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games playing on two days of rest.
The favorite has cashed in each of the past four meetings between these two teams and with Davis out for the Pelicans, I like the favorite to hit again tonight. New Orleans is winless at the betting window in its last four games overall and is just 1-5 against the spread in its last five games coming off a loss. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile have covered in eight of their previous 11 games and are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games.
Friday NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -7.5