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Hornets host Blazers on NBA odds

Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets will be looking for their third ATS win of the season over the Portland Trail Blazers when the teams meet on Wednesday night.

However, the Blazers will be trying to build on the last matchup between the two clubs, when they won 103-96 at home and managed to cover the posted 5.5-point spread.

View Portland vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trail Blazers are listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 182.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hornets rated this week at No. 13 and the Trail Blazers sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-96 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 95.1 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 6 at 94.7 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% 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. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.6 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 100-92 winner as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Antonio was scorched by Andre Miller for 26 points as the Trail Blazers defated the Spurs 100-92 in NBA action on Monday.

The Hornets were a 102-84 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Orleans got 24 points and 10 rebounds from Carl Landry in a losing cause in a 102-84 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Trail Blazers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Portland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Portland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Portland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 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 Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games at home
New Orleans is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 16 games

Next up:
Portland home to Oklahoma City, Friday, April 1
New Orleans home to Memphis, Friday, April 1