Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Prediction
The Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA so far this season. Can Portland get it going tonight with a win at the New Orleans Pelicans?
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Smoothie King Center at 8:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Trail Blazers are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 231.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 67 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Portland. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Blazers hammered at Rockets
Portland suffered a 132-108 defeat Monday night at Houston to drop to 5-9 overall and 4-5 on the road. The Trail Blazers led by one after one quarter of play, but were outscored a combined 70-46 over the next two quarters to lead to the lopsided result. C.J. McCollum paced Portland with 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting including 5-of-12 from 3-point distance. He also notched five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Skal Labissiere had 15 points, six boards, two assists and two blocked shots off the bench. Damian Lillard tallied 13 points, 11 assists and six caroms. Nassir Little registered 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Hassan Whiteside accounted for 11 points, eight boards, two assists and two blocks. Kent Bazemore had 11 points, five assists and four rebounds as a reserve. Anfernee Simons added 10 points and two dimes off the bench.
Pelicans down Warriors
New Orleans picked up a 108-100 home win Sunday night over Golden State to improve to 4-9 overall and 3-4 at home. The Pelicans led 55-49 at halftime and held on from there. J.J. Redick paced New Orleans with 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting including 6-of-11 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also recorded three rebounds and three assists. Jrue Holiday tallied 22 points, nine assists and eight boards. Nickel Alexander-Walker registered 19 points, five caroms and four assists off the bench. Nicolo Melli had 16 points, five rebounds and three assists as a reserve. Jaxson Hayes recorded 10 points, 10 boards and three blocked shots. E'Twaun Moore added 10 points and seven rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games versus the Southwest Division. Portland is 0-4 ATS in its last four Tuesday games.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. New Orleans is 4-1 in its last five games versus the Western Conference.
The Blazers are on a back-to-back and facing a New Orleans team that could be getting a couple players back from injury tonight. I think fatigue will play a factor here and with Portland struggling so much this season, I have no problem taking a home dog against it on the second night of a back-to-back.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +3