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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers
Date & Time Friday January 11, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5
TV Channel
FSCR, NSNW
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NBA | Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers
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The Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The Charlotte Hornets could use a feel good win after losing six of their last nine games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25.1 points and 5.8 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Williams is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last six road games.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.9 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won nine of their last 12 home games.

The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Southeast, 31-15 ATS in their last 46 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Hornets are 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 overall.

The Charlotte Hornets are starting to fall apart defensively, which is why they've lost six of their last nine games. In their last five games, the Hornets are allowing 117.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are being outscored by 7.8 points. The Portland Trail Blazers are playing their best stretch of ball during the season and have been one of the best covering home teams dating back to last year. This season alone, the Trail Blazers have you up four units at home. The Trail Blazers have also won seven of the last 10 games against the Hornets, which includes nine covers in those 10 meetings. I have to side with Portland at home.

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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