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Pelicans battle vs Trail Blazers highlights NBA odds

Portland Trail BlazersNew Orleans Pelicans
42-23March 14, 2014, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena26-38

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Pelicans try to run the Trail Blazers off the court at New Orleans Arena in pro hoops action.

The Pelicans sport a record of 26-38 and 27-32-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 42-23 and 34-31 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 31-33 for the Pelicans and 36-28-1 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

The Pelicans sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 99-93.

The Trail Blazers were a 103-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Trail Blazers endured a 103-90 loss at the hands of the Spurs on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Damian Lillard at AT&T Center.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 90-88 result against the Grizzlies on March 12. The Pelicans covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Anthony Davis poured in 29 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds in a losing cause for New Orleans on Wednesday, as the Grizzlies rolled to a 90-88 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 99.41 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.91 PPG. The Pelicans field goal percentage has averaged 45.65% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.94% per game.

Next up:
Portland home to Golden State, Sunday, March 16th
New Orleans home to Boston, Sunday, March 16th