New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (7-6) at New Orleans Pelicans (2-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans clash Friday night in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.8 points and 4.6 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 21.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last six road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans are desperate for a victory after a brutal 2-10 start to the season. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 100.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 30.5 points and 11.2 rebounds while E'Twaun Moore is averaging 12.6 points and three assists. Tim Frazier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Jones is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five of their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Even with Davis likely back on the court and the Portland Trail Blazers playing last night, the Pelicans don't deserve to be the favorite to anybody. Portland has the offene to run New orleans into the ground and the way the Pelicans have played all year, it's hard to back them against a playoff team. Give me the better team and the small chalk.