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Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers
Date & Time Friday January 18, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -3 -- Over/Under: 233.5
TV Channel
NSNW, FSNO
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a victory after winning five of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 117.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 29.4 points and 13.5 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 20.8 points and 8.2 assists. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost eight of their last 10 road games.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.2 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won their last five home games.

The Pelicans are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The 3-1-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 road games.

The New Orleans Pelicans have played improved basketball as of late, but they continue to stink up the joint on the road where they've lost eight of their last 10 and are just 9-14-1 ATS this season. The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the hotter teams in the league right now, winning seven of their last 10, and they're shooting 50.1 percent from the field while outscoring 9.8 points in their last five games. The Trail Blazers also lit the Pelicans on fire when they met earlier this year, and you know they have some bad feelings toward the Pels after getting swept in last years playoffs. The Portland Trail Blazers will up for this game yet again and they cover the small number.

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -3

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