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Trail Blazers battle vs Pelicans highlights NBA odds

New Orleans PelicansPortland Trail Blazers
32-44April 06, 2014, 09:00 | Moda Center49-28

The visiting Pelicans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Moda Center against the Trail Blazers.

Supporters of the Pelicans have seen them go 32-44 and 31-38-7 ATS so far this season, while the Trail Blazers are at 49-28 and 42-35 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 43-33-1, while the Pelicans are 41-35.View New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 23 (Pelicans) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-93 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 100-96 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Pelicans earned a push in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 26 points from Anthony Morrow en route to a 100-96 loss against Utah on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Portland was a 109-93 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Trail Blazers endured a 109-93 loss at the hands of the Suns on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from Robin Lopez at Moda Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 106.66 PPG, against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 20 at 102.49 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.83% so far, less than the Pelicans shooters have achieved on the year, 45.99% per game.

Next up:
New Orleans home to Phoenix, Wednesday, April 9th
Portland home to Sacramento, Wednesday, April 9th