Hornets at Trail Blazers - 1/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (22-23) at Portland Trail Blazers (21-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday night at the Moda Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.5 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.2 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 11 of their last 13 road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.3 points and 7.1 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.8 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven of their last 11 home games.
The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hornets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
I told you guys that the Trail Blazers were going to start making a run, and now they find themselves in the thick of the playoff hunt. The Hornets are complete trash on the road. Take Portland to cover the reasonable number.