Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The Hornets will be trying to slam the Trail Blazers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at New Orleans Arena in NBA betting action.
This season the Hornets are 18-34 overall and 29-23 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 25-27 and 22-28-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, New Orleans is 27-25 on the OU, and Portland is 27-25.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hornets rated this week at No. 26 and the Trail Blazers sitting at No. 21. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-93 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 25-ranked offense (94 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 21 at 99.7 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 45.3% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 102.3 points per game when playing on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.
Portland was a 117-104 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Damian Lillard was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 1 rebound but Miami still won, 117-104, over Portland on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Hornets were a 105-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Ryan Anderson went off for 31 points and added 4 rebounds leading New Orleans to a 105-86 win over Detroit on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Trail Blazers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing Portland
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Orleans's last 18 games at home
Portland home to Phoenix, Tuesday, February 19
New Orleans home to Chicago, Tuesday, February 19