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The New Orleans Pelicans and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Rose Garden.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 108-95 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Pelicans failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Portland lost its last outing, a 120-109 result against the Timberwolves on December 18. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 229 combined points took the game OVER the total.

New Orleans:
Team record: 11-13 SU, 9-14-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 2-8
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Portland:
Team record: 22-5 SU, 18-9 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games at home
is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
New Orleans at Sacramento, Monday, December 23
Portland home to LA Clippers, Thursday, December 26