Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (4-6) at Charlotte Hornets (4-5)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets play Sunday afternoon at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win to snap a tough four-game losing streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.3 points and 7.4 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and four rebounds. Mason Plumlee is grabbing 7.8 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing two assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from downtown and are getting 77.1 points from their starting unit. The Trail Blazers are 1-6 this season when allowing 100 or more points. The Trail Blazers have lost seven of their last 10 regular season road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets need a big win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 100.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Nicolas Batum is averaging 16 points and 6.7 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 15 points and 5.3 assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 2.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from downtown and are turning the ball over just 11 times per game. The Hornets just struggle with putting the ball in the hoop with any consistency. The Hornets have split their last 10 home games. Cody Zeller is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Trail Blazers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to compete at both ends of the floor and will have two of the more talented offensive players in this game. The Hornets are simply hit or miss and have not done a good job of protecting home court. I'll take the road team and the free buckets here.