Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (6-10) at Portland Trail Blazers (8-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday night in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 104 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 31.3 points and 10.7 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 16.3 points and seven assists. E'Twaun Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Frazier is dishing eight assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.4 points and 4.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 21.9 points and four rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won three of their last four home games.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Portland and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Pelicans look like a playoff team now that Holiday is back on the court and there's more options offensively. It's hard to turn down the points with the team in better form, especially with how poor the Portland Trail Blazers are playing. However, the Trail Blazers are far better at home and know they need to kind of stop the bleeding if this season is going to be a success. I'm taking the Portland Trail Blazers and the small line here.