Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
The Pelicans will take on a bad Trail Blazers team in Portland, OR on Monday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. Despite Portland’s struggles, is New Orleans a wise play as an 8.5-point road favorite?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
513 New Orleans Pelicans (-8.5) at 514 Portland Trail Blazers (+8.5); o/u 226.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 27, 2023
Moda Center, Portland, OR
Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 71% of public bettors are currently backing the Pelicans when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
Brandon Ingram logged 34 minutes in Saturday's 131-110 win over the Clippers, tallying 32 points (12-of-22 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), four rebounds, 13 assists, and three 3-pointers. Ingram has scored 30 points or more in three straight and four of his last five games, a run in which the Pelicans have gone 4-1. As a result of the recent scoring run, Ingram's providing top-15 value in 9-cat formats over the last two weeks. Also boosting his value recently have been the assists. Ingram's averaging 8.5 per game over the last two weeks, and he's dished out nine or more in three of his last four. C.J. McCollum (21/8/8/2/1 with three 3-pointers) and Jonas Valanciunas (17/13/4/1/1 with one 3-pointer) also played well for the Pelicans, who only trail the 5th-place Clippers by a game in the loss column.
Portland Trail Blazers DFS Spin
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Blazers are 'leaning toward' shutting down Damian Lillard for the remainder of the season. Lillard was held out of Friday's loss to the Bulls with tightness in his right calf and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder. Portland is now three games out of the final play-in tournament spot in the loss column with nine games to play. Should Lillard be shut down, Ryan Arcidiacono would serve as the starting point guard, and this would also boost the usage of Shaedon Sharpe. Given the report on Dame, it would not be a surprise if Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant, and Jusuf Nurkic also saw their minutes trimmed (or eliminated) down the stretch.
Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers NBA Betting Trends
Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
Over is 6-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall
Over is 7-3 in Trail Blazers last 10 home games
Under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 road games
Under is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall
Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games versus the Trail Blazers, have covered in their last four games overall and are 4-0 against the number in their last four games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the Trail Blazers are winless against the spread in their last five games overall, are 1-5 against the number in their last six games overall and are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine home games versus a team with a losing road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -8.5