Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Pick
New Orleans comes in with a 1-2 record after a 119-112 victory at the Lakers Sunday night. The Trail Blazers are 2-1 after a 113-110 loss at the Bucks. The Pelicans won three of four meetings last season and covered the spread three times. The over-under went 2-1-1.
On Sunday, New Orleans received a 27-point and 17-rebound effort from Anthony Davis en route to the win. DeMarcus Cousins tallied 22 points, 11 boards, and eight assists. E'Twaun Moore put in 19 points. Jrue Holliday contributed 14 points and six assists, while Ian Clark scored 14 off the bench. The Pelicans established a 34-22 lead through one quarter and held on from there.
Portland saw Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum both score 26 points in the loss at the Bucks. Jusuf Nurkic accounted for a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Maurice Harkless scored 13, while Evan Turner contributed 11 points and seven assists off the bench. The Trail Blazers trailed 60-55 at halftime and could not rally in the second half.
The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last six meetings in Portland. The under is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Portland has had success against New Orleans at home and is looking to bounce back from its recent close defeat. The Pelicans are going to find playing at the Rose Garden a much tougher challenge than at the Staples Center against the Lakers. Take the hosts here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -5