Trail Blazers at Pelicans 3/15/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orelans Pelicans
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Mar. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : POR -8 Total 236.5
The Portland Trail Blazers look for their third straight victory on Friday when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans. The Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 125-104 on Tuesday night in their most recent outing. CJ McCollum led Portland in the win with 35 points, while Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic each scored 20. The win snapped the Clippers 5-game winning streak.
New Orleans lost its fourth straight on Tuesday after falling to the Milwaukee Bucks 130-113. New Orleans attempted 107 field goals and made just 46 on the night. Elfrid Payton posted a triple-double in the loss for New Orleans with 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. Julius Randle led the Pelicans in scoring with 23 while Anthony Davis scored 21 and pulled down 12 boards.
Damian Lillard is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 26.0 points and 6.5 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkic is the leader in rebounding with an average of 10.3 per game. CJ McCollum is the second leading scorer with an average of 21.4 points per game. The Trail Blazers are shooting 46.5% from the field and 35.9% from three-point territory.
Anthony Davis is leading the Pelicans in scoring, rebounding and blocks with averages of 26.5 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Jrue Holiday is leading the team in assists with an average of 7.7 per game. New Orleans is shooting 47.6% from the field and 34.5% from three-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Portland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 on the road
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Trail Blazers last 5 versus Western Conference opponents
New Orleans is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 when playing on 2 days rest
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Pelicans last 5 on Friday
Free Betting Pick: OVER 236.5
Take the OVER in this NBA matchup. The OVER has cashed in each of the last 4 meetings between Portland and New Orleans. The Pelicans have seen the OVER cash in 4 of the last 5 played on 2 days rest. If that is not enough, Portland has seen the OVER cash in each of the last 4 when playing on 2 days rest as well. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans Pelicans win but our best play is OVER 125-117.