Trail Blazers vs. Hornets - 11/11/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (3-4) at Portland Trail Blazers (4-3)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Charlotte Hornets face off on Tuesday Night in Portland in NBA action.
The Portland Trail Blazers are 4-3 this season and are coming off of a win on Sunday that raised their home record to 4-1. The Blazers are averaging 102.4 points per game and they are shooting 45.1 percent from the floor while their opponents are averaging 94.6 points shooting 41.2 percent. Portland is shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they are averaging 47.3 rebounds per game to their opponents 42.9. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Trail Blazers averaging 22.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. Wesley Matthews is averaging 17.7 points and 4.1 rebounds, and Damian Lillard is averaging 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.7 assists. The Trail Blazers look like they will be a factor once again this season.
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The Charlotte Hornets are off to a 3-4 start and they are 0-3 on the road this season. The Hornets are averaging 95.9 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while their opponents average 98.3 points and their opponents shoot 45.5 percent from the floor. The Hornets are shooting 29 percent from beyond the three-point arc grabbing 43.6 rebounds to their opponents 39.1. Al Jefferson leads the Hornets averaging 22.7 points per game and 7.4 rebounds. Kemba Walker is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 assists and Gary Neal is averaging 13.6 points. The Hornets appear to be a few pieces short of being a team that is going to compete over the long term this season.
Portland is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 4-1 against the spread against the Eastern Conference. Charlotte is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, 5-1 against the spread following a loss by more than 10 points, and 0-4 against the spread against the Western Conference. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two.
This is a bad spot for the Hornets on the road and over matched with just too much top level talent they have no answers for. I like Portland BIG here.