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Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Hornets in NBA odds tilt

New Orleans HornetsPortland Trail Blazers
March 29, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

New Orleans Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

13-37TEAM RECORD23-27

Portland looks to cover the Trail Blazers-Hornets pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 23-27 mark when they host New Orleans in NBA action.

Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 13-37 and 24-26 ATS so far this season, while the Trail Blazers are at 23-27 and 23-27 ATS. In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 25-25, while the Hornets are 23-25-2.

View New Orleans vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Trail Blazers sat as 8.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Trail Blazers, currently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 95-89 victory for the Trail Blazers.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 25-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 13 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 3.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.9 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 102-87 result against the Warriors on March 28. The Hornets covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans earned a 102-87 victory over Golden State on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Marco Belinelli at Oracle Arena.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 109-95 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. J.J. Hickson scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Trail Blazers to victory (they lost 109-95 to Oklahoma City at Rose Garden on Tuesday).

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hornets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing Portland
New Orleans is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
New Orleans is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Portland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at LA Lakers, Saturday, March 31
Portland at LA Clippers, Friday, March 30

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