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Portland Trail BlazersNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 16, 3:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD3-9

Portland travels to New Orleans on Monday, hoping to boost its 7-5 mark with a victory over the Hornets.

The Hornets bring a 3-9 record (5-7 ATS) to the battle against the 7-5 Trail Blazers, who are 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 4-8 so far and the Trail Blazers go 6-6.

View Portland vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Hornets installed as 6-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 182.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Hornets, currently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Trail Blazers, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-89 victory for the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 87.5 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 22 at 96.3 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 98.8 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 107-105 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 212 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland got 29 points from Nicolas Batum en route to a 107-105 loss against Houston on Saturday at Toyota Center.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 108-99 result against the Grizzlies on January 14. The Hornets covered in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Orleans suffered a 108-99 loss against Memphis on Saturday, getting 23 points from Jarrett Jack in a losing effort at FedExForum.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Trail Blazers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Atlanta, Wednesday, January 18
New Orleans home to Memphis, Wednesday, January 18

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