The New Orleans Pelicans (37-37) visit the Portland Trail Blazers (32-42) on March 27, 2023 at Moda Center. The Trail Blazers are underdogs by an 11.5-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of four in a row with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The matchup’s over/under is 226.5.
How to bet Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -624 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +453 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 27, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ROOT
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Arena: Moda Center
Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Pelicans have 35 wins against the spread in 74 games this season. New Orleans has come away with 23 wins in the 36 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Pelicans games this year have hit the over on 36 of 74 set point totals.
The Trail Blazers are 34-39-1 against the spread this year. Portland has won 31.7% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (13-28). The Trail Blazers have gone over the point total 50% of the time this year (37 of 74 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report
Trail Blazers: Cameron Reddish: Probable (Back), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Jerami Grant: Out (Quadricep), Anfernee Simons: Out (Foot), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Trendon Watford: Out (Ankle), Damian Lillard: Out (Calf), Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is posting 114.2 points per game (15th-ranked in NBA) this season, while ceding 112.7 points per contest (11th-ranked). Offensively the Pelicans have played better in home games this season, putting up 114.5 points per game, compared to 114 per game away from home. The Pelicans’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 114.6 points per contest compared to the 114.2 they’ve averaged this year.
New Orleans is sinking 11 threes per game (22nd-ranked in league). It owns a 36% shooting percentage (16th-ranked) from downtown. The Pelicans have taken 65.2% two-pointers and 34.8% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s baskets, 73.9% are two-pointers and 26.1% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
With 114.1 points scored per game and 116.2 points conceded, Portland is 16th in the NBA offensively and 19th on defense. At home the Trail Blazers are putting up 117.7 points per game, 7.1 more than they are averaging on the road (110.6). The Trail Blazers have played worse offensively in their past 10 games, averaging 108.8 points per contest, 5.3 fewer points their than season average of 114.1.
Beyond the arc, Portland is eighth in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (13). It is 10th in 3-point percentage at 36.9%. The Trail Blazers attempt 41.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 32.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 58.2% of their shots, with 67.7% of their makes coming from there.
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