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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/13/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers
Date & Time Monday January 13, 2020, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Moda Center
Portland, OR
The Line
POR -8, O/U 217.5
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Portland, OR on Monday for a game against the Trail Blazers in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference.  In their last game, the Hornets were defeated by the Utah Jazz by the score of 109-92.  Terry Rozier led the Hornets in scoring in the game as he scored 23 points while shooting 9 of 14 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. Bismack Biyombo led Charlotte in rebounds on the night with 9, including 2 coming offensively.  Devonte’ Graham led the Hornets in assists on the night as he recorded 5 while playing 25 minutes in the game against the Jazz. 

After the loss to Utah, the Charlotte Hornets are now 15-26 on the season which places them in 3rd place in the Southeast Division.  Devonte’ Graham has led the Hornets in points per game this season as he is averaging 18.5.  Graham also leads the Hornets in assists per game with 7.7.  Cody Zeller leads Charlotte in rebounds per game as he is averaging 7.2.  The Hornets enter Monday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report. 

The Portland Trail Blazers welcome the Charlotte Hornets to town on Monday after losing their last game 122-101 against the Milwaukee Bucks.  Damian Lillard led the way for the Trail Blazers scoring 26 points while going 10 of 20 from the field and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. Lillard also led Portland in assists on the night with 5, while playing a total of 35 minutes against the Bucks.  Carmelo Anthony led the Trail Blazers in rebounds in the game with 11, including 4 coming offensively. 

The Trail Blazers enter Monday’s game with a record of 16-24 and are in 4th place in the Northwest Division.  Portland is led by point guard Damian Lillard who is averaging a team leading 26.7 points per game on the season. Lillard is also the team leader in assists and is averaging 7.6 assists per game. Hassan Whiteside leads the Trail Blazers in rebounding and is averaging 14 per game.  The Trail Blazers enter Monday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Skal Labissiere and Jusuf Nurkic are listed as out while Hassan Whiteside is day to day.

The Portland Trail Blazers have scored an average of 111.5 points per game this season while allowing 113.9 points per game.  The Charlotte Hornets have scored an average of 104.3 points per game on the year while allowing 111 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Hornets are 2-3 and have lost 3 games in a row while the Trail Blazers are 2-3 and have lost 2 games in a row.  The Hornets are 8-13 when playing on the road this season while the Trail Blazers are 8-10 when playing at home.  The Trail Blazers have won the last 3 matchups against the Hornets, winning by the average score of 118 to 102.33.  I will be going with the Trail Blazers to pull out the win at home in this one.  Portland wins 110-101 and covers the spread. 

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -8
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