New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Moda Center)
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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 need a win after splitting their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.9 points and 4.2 assists while Zion Williamson is averaging 22.1 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is dishing two assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last six road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and 3.9 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five straight games.
The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 18-5 in Pelicans last 23 overall. The over is 11-3 in Trail Blazers last 14 overall. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans just beat the Trail Blazers by 21 points before the break and were on fire offensively the last few games they've played overall. The Portland Trail Blazers are a veteran bunch that knows what it takes to win in the second half to lockup a potential playoff spot, but now they're playing without Lillard on top of all the injuries they already had. The Trail Blazers just don't have enough reliable bodies to survive the storm. I have to lay the bucket with the healthier Pelicans.