Trail Blazers vs Hornets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, December 26, 2022

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The Portland Trail Blazers (17-16) are 5.5-point favorites against the Charlotte Hornets (9-24) on December 26, 2022 at Moda Center. The Hornets are 2-8 over their last 10 games. The matchup has a 238 point total.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Hornets

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -203 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +169 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 238 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Trail Blazers vs. Hornets Betting Trends

In the Trail Blazers’ 33 games this year, they have 18 wins against the spread. Portland has been the favorite in 14 games this season and has come away with the win eight times (57.1%) in those contests. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over 48.5% of the time (16 out of 33 games with a set point total).

In the Hornets’ 33 games this season, they have 15 wins against the spread. Charlotte has won six of the 25 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (24%). Hornets games this year have gone over the total in 18 of 33 opportunities (54.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 21 28 3.9 7.1 0.9 0.2 4.4
Anfernee Simons 31 22.5 2.9 4.2 0.8 0.2 3.9
Jerami Grant 31 21.8 4.3 2.7 0.8 0.8 2.6
Jusuf Nurkic 29 14.3 9.7 2.9 0.7 0.9 0.7
Josh Hart 31 9.8 8.3 3.9 1.3 0.1 0.7

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LaMelo Ball 9 23.3 4.8 8 1.1 0.2 4.3
Terry Rozier 23 21 4.5 5.5 0.7 0.2 2.6
Kelly Oubre Jr. 33 20.8 5.2 1.2 1.6 0.4 2.4
Gordon Hayward 16 15.2 5 4.1 0.7 0.3 1.3
P.J. Washington 32 14.6 4.8 2.3 0.8 1 1.8
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Trail Blazers vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Nick Richards: Doubtful (Ankle), Dennis Smith: Questionable (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is scoring 112 points per game (18th-ranked in NBA) this season, while ceding 112 points per contest (11th-ranked). Offensively the Trail Blazers have performed better when playing at home this year, posting 116.8 points per game, compared to 108.8 per game when playing on the road. The Trail Blazers’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 116.4 points per contest compared to the 112 they’ve averaged this year.

Portland ranks third-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.5%. It ranks ninth in the league by draining 12.8 three-pointers per contest. So far this year, the Trail Blazers have taken 60.5% two-pointers, accounting for 68.1% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 39.5% threes (31.9% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is 22nd in the NBA in points scored (111.3 per game) and third-worst in points conceded (118.1). The Hornets are putting up fewer points at home (108.7 per game) than away (113.4). The Hornets are averaging 116.7 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 5.4 more than their average for the season (111.3).

Beyond the arc, Charlotte is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.6%. The Hornets take 35.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.7% of the Hornets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 74.3% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Trail Blazers, and we predict that Trail Blazers will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 238 points.

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WRITTEN BY

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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