Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The Portland Trail Blazers (29-32) host the New Orleans Pelicans (30-32) at Moda Center, starting at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The Pelicans are just 1.5-point underdogs in the game. The point total is 233 points for the outing.

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 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -123 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +103 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 233 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Trail Blazers have played 61 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Portland has been the favorite in 30 games this season and has come away with the win 18 times (60%) in those contests. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over 30 times in 62 opportunities (48.4%).

In the Pelicans’ 62 games this season, they have 28 wins against the spread. New Orleans has won 31.2% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (10-22). Pelicans games this season have gone over the point total 53.2% of the time (33 out of 62 games with a set point total).

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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 48 31.6 4.3 7.1 0.8 0.3 4.3
Jerami Grant 56 20.3 4.3 2.3 0.8 0.8 2.2
Cameron Reddish 26 9 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.3 1.1
Shaedon Sharpe 60 7.7 2.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 1
Nassir Little 40 6.4 2.6 1 0.4 0.4 1.2

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 27 22.9 5 4.7 0.7 0.4 1.7
CJ McCollum 55 21 4.3 5.9 0.9 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 61 14.2 9.7 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 59 12.7 3.6 1.3 1 0.5 2.1
Josh Richardson 47 11.4 2.8 3.2 1.2 0.3 1.7
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Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Calf), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Back), Anfernee Simons: Out (Ankle)

Pelicans: Jonas Valančiūnas: Questionable (Calf), Josh Richardson: Questionable (Quadricep), Larry Nance: Out (Leg), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

So far this season, Portland is averaging 115 points per game (12th-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 115.4 points per contest (18th-ranked). The Trail Blazers average 119.9 points per game at home, compared to 110 points per game in road games, a difference of 9.9 points per contest. The Trail Blazers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 118.7 points per contest compared to the 115 they’ve averaged this season.

Portland is eighth in the NBA with 13.2 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.7% shooting percentage from downtown. The Trail Blazers are attempting 49.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 58.6% of the shots they’ve taken (and 67.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 35 treys per contest, which are 41.4% of their shots (and 32.3% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans puts up 114.3 points per game and allow 113.5, ranking them 15th in the NBA on offense and 17th on defense. The Pelicans score 114.8 points per game at home, and 113.9 on the road. The Pelicans are averaging 111 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 3.3 fewer points than their average for the season (114.3).

With 10.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.2% from downtown, New Orleans is 25th and 20th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Pelicans take 34.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.4% of the Pelicans’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 74.6% are 2-pointers.

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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