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Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 12/2/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (11-11) at Portland Trail Blazers (13-9)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN, CSNN

The New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.6 points and 11 rebounds while DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.1 points and 12.5 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost four of their last five road games.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 12/2/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.4 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last eight home games.

The Pelicans are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games. The Trail Blazers are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland, the home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Portland Trail Blazers are starting to look more and more like the Portland Trail Blazers of old when they're not playing the Milwaukee Bucks. Portland is hitting its shots with more consistency as of late and is starting to pile up the victories. The Pelicans aren't the same team on the road as they are at home and are coming off a game against the Utah Jazz in which they couldn't get stops. That's bad news when facing a Portland team that's capable of shooting the three ball at a high clip. I'll lay the bucket with the home team here.

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