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Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The Hornets will hit the floor running against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
New Orleans will face the 29-32 Trail Blazers, who own a 29-30-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hornets are 35-28 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trail Blazers are 33-28 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with the Hornets in this one found them as 2-point favorites earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 194 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hornets at No. 25 and the Trail Blazers at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-94 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 94.3 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 20 at 99.8 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.2 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Portland was a 136-106 winner on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (242) was profitable news for OVER bettors. San Antonio was run off the court by the Trail Blazers on Friday as Portland blasted the Spurs 136-106 at AT&T Center.
The Hornets were a 96-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Anthony Davis scored 20 points and added 18 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 96-85 against Memphis in NBA action at FedExForum.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Trail Blazers at Hornets trends to consider:
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 9 games on the road
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 12 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
Portland home to Memphis, Tuesday, March 12
New Orleans at Brooklyn, Tuesday, March 12