Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, March 27, 2023

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Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, March 27, 2023

NBA Predictions

The New Orleans Pelicans (37-37) enter their game against the Portland Trail Blazers (32-42) on March 27, 2023 as double-digit favorites. New Orleans is favored by 11.5 points. The game has a point total of 226.5.

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Pelicans odds to win: -624
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +453
  • Spread: Pelicans (-11.5)
  • Total: 226.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW+ and BSNO

Who Will Win Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers?

Pelicans and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Pelicans are 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 11.5-point favorites.

The Trail Blazers have a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 11.5 points or more this season.

The two teams average a combined 1.8 more points per game, 228.3, than this matchup’s over/under of 226.5 points.

New Orleans and Portland have seen its opponents average a combined 2.4 more points per game than the point total of 226.5 set in this outing.

The average total in Pelicans games this year is 0.5 more points than the over/under of 226.5 in this game.

The average over/under in Portland’s games this season is 3.9 more points than the point total of 226.5 in this outing.

New Orleans is 35-38-1 against the spread this season.

The Trail Blazers’ ATS record is 34-39-1 this year.

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans’ +113 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.5 points per game) is a result of scoring 114.2 points per game (15th in the NBA) while allowing 112.7 per outing (11th in the league).

The Pelicans win the rebound battle by 1.6 boards on average. They record 43.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th in the league, while their opponents pull down 42 per outing.

New Orleans hits 11 three-pointers per game (22nd in the league), 1.2 fewer than its opponents (12.2). It is shooting 36% from beyond the arc (16th in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 34%.

The Pelicans average 111.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (21st in the league), and allow 110 points per 100 possessions (seventh in the NBA).

In 2022-23, the Pelicans’ offense has been slightly better at home, where they average 114.5 points per game, compared to road games, where they record 114 per game. On defense, they have been much tougher in home games, where they allow 109.1 points per game, versus road games, where they let their opponents to average 116.4 per game.

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers are being outscored by 2.1 points per game, with a -154 scoring differential overall. They put up 114.1 points per game (16th in NBA), and give up 116.2 per contest (19th in league).

Portland falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 1.5 boards. It grabs 40.9 rebounds per game (26th in league) compared to its opponents’ 42.4.

The Trail Blazers hit 13 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league), while their opponents have made 12.2 on average.

The Trail Blazers put up 113.2 points per 100 possessions (11th in league), while giving up 115.3 points per 100 possessions (26th in NBA).

At home Portland is scoring 117.7 points per game, 7.1 more than it is averaging away (110.6).

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

The Pelicans active leader in points and assists this season is CJ McCollum, who puts up 21 points per game along with 5.9 assists.

Jonas Valanciunas’ averages this season are 14.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

The Pelicans get 2.8 three-pointers per game out of McCollum.

Herbert Jones averages 1.6 steals per game, while Valanciunas has 0.6 blocks per contest.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Shaedon Sharpe racks up 8.6 points per game. He also adds 2.6 rebounds per outing and 0.8 assists per contest.

Drew Eubanks has per-game averages of 6.1 points, 1.2 assists and 5.2 rebounds this season.

Sharpe averages 1.1 made threes per game.

Matisse Thybulle’s 1.1 steals and Eubanks’ 1.2 blocks per game are important to the Trail Blazers’ defensive performance.

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Trail Blazers (+ 11.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (226.5)

  • Prediction:
    Pelicans 115 – Trail Blazers 114

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