Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, March 12, 2023

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The Portland Trail Blazers (31-36) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (32-35), with the matchup beginning at 7:00 PM ET from Smoothie King Center on Sunday, March 12, 2023. The Trail Blazers are 3.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under is 228.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -153 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +131 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Trail Blazers have played 67 games, with 32 wins against the spread. Portland has come away with 19 wins in the 32 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Trail Blazers have eclipsed the over/under in 47.8% of their opportunities this year (32 times over 67 games with a set point total).

In the Pelicans’ 67 games this year, they have 30 wins against the spread. New Orleans has won 12 of the 36 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%). Pelicans games this year have gone over the point total 33 times in 67 opportunities (49.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Damian Lillard 54 32.1 4.7 7.3 0.9 0.3 4.2
Anfernee Simons 58 21.3 2.7 4.1 0.7 0.2 3.5
Jerami Grant 62 20.7 4.5 2.4 0.8 0.9 2.3
Jusuf Nurkic 47 13.5 9.3 2.9 0.9 0.8 0.8
Cameron Reddish 32 10.4 2.2 1.6 1 0.3 1.3


Pelicans Leaders
CJ McCollum 60 21.2 4.4 5.8 0.9 0.5 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 64 14.1 9.6 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 64 12.9 3.7 1.4 1 0.5 2.2
Josh Richardson 50 11 2.8 3.1 1.2 0.3 1.7
Naji Marshall 62 9.6 3.8 2.5 0.8 0.2 1
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Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Back), Damian Lillard: Probable (Calf), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

Pelicans: Brandon Ingram: Out (Ankle), Larry Nance: Out (Leg), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Jose Alvarado: Out (Lower Leg)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

This year, Portland is scoring 114.6 points per game (15th-ranked in NBA) and giving up 115.7 points per contest (18th-ranked). The Trail Blazers are scoring 119.6 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 110.1 points per contest. The Trail Blazers have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 111.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 2.8 points fewer than the 114.6 they’ve scored this year.

Portland is draining 13.2 treys per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) this year, while putting up a 37.4% three-point percentage (eighth-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Trail Blazers have taken 58.1% two-pointers (accounting for 67.4% of the team’s buckets) and 41.9% three-pointers (32.6%).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

At 113.8 points scored per game and 113.4 points allowed, New Orleans is 17th in the league on offense and 15th on defense. The Pelicans are scoring more points at home (114.2 per game) than away (113.5). The Pelicans have played worse offensively over their last 10 games, compiling 105.1 points per contest, 8.7 fewer points their than season average of 113.8.

Beyond the arc, New Orleans is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is 20th in 3-point percentage at 35.4%. The Pelicans attempt 34.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 25.6% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 65.5% of their shots, with 74.4% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this game is the Pelicans, and we project that Pelicans will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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