Portland Trail Blazers (7-3) vs. Charlotte Hornets (3-8)
November 9, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +5; Over/Under: +221.5
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Portland Trail Blazers look to build on their 7-3 record. The Charlotte Hornets look to snap a 5-game losing streak.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 109.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 22.8 points and 6 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 4 rebounds. Gordon Hayward is the third double-digit scorer and P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hornets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 16-5 in Trail Blazers last 21 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Hornets last 7 overall. The Trail Blazers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to pile up the victories and play great ball offensively, and the return of Lillard helps a ton. The Charlotte Hornets are still without their best player, and their level of play has dropped off over the last week or so. The Hornets need Ball to return rather quickly because this start is looking rough. I’ll lay the small number with the Trail Blazers.