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Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 3/18/2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (23-16) are slight favorites against the New Orleans Pelicans (17-23) on March 18, 2021 in a game expected to be a tight matchup. Portland and Damian Lillard are a 1.5-point favorite against Zion Williamson and New Orleans. A 239.5-point total is set for the matchup.

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Time: 10:00 PM EST
TV Channel: NBCS-NW

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Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Betting Data

Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -1.5 -110 -110 239.5 -110 -110

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Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland has a losing 19-20 record against the spread this season.
  • When they play as at least 1.5-point favorites, the Trail Blazers have a record ATS of 9-13.
  • Portland has covered the over/under the majority of the time, in 22 of 39 games (56.4%).

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans has a losing (19-21) record against the spread this season.
  • The Pelicans are 7-13 against the spread when at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • New Orleans hit the over in 70% of its games (28 of 40 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • Portland's games this season have gone over the point total for Thursday's matchup over/under (239.5 points) in 33.3% of opportunities (13 out of 39 matchups).
  • In New Orleans' games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday's matchup over/under in 15 out of 41 matchups (36.6%).
  • The Trail Blazers average 115.1 points per game against the Pelicans' 115.7, amounting to 8.7 points under the game's point total of 239.5.
  • This matchup's point total is 8.3 fewer points than the 231.2 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Trail Blazers games is 230.7 points, 8.8 fewer than the over/under of 239.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 8.4 points separates this contest's over/under (239.5 points) and the average total points bet in Pelicans' games (231.1 points) this season.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Portland has won six games against New Orleans, while the Pelicans are 5-1 against the spread when playing the Trail Blazers.

Trail Blazers vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/16/2021 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -2 239 -126 105 Regular Season 125-124 POR
2/17/2021 Pelicans Pelicans -4 237 -168 139 Regular Season 126-124 POR
2/21/2020 Pelicans Trail Blazers -5.5 239.5 -229 187 Regular Season 128-115 NO
2/11/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -3.5 243.5 -156 130 Regular Season 138-117 NO
12/23/2019 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -5.5 229.5 -238 194 Regular Season 102-94 NO
11/19/2019 Pelicans Pelicans -3 231.5 -157 132 Regular Season 115-104 NO
3/15/2019 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 122-110 POR
3/15/2019 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 122-110 POR
1/18/2019 - Trail Blazers - - - - Regular Season 128-112 POR
1/18/2019 - Trail Blazers - - - - Regular Season 128-112 POR

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Trail Blazers Players to Watch

  • The leader in points and assists for the Trail Blazers is Lillard, who scores 30.4 points and dishes out 8.0 assists per game.
  • Portland's best rebounder is Enes Kanter, who averages 11.6 boards per game in addition to his 12.0 PPG average.
  • The Trail Blazers get the most three-point shooting production out of CJ McCollum, who makes 4.6 threes per game.
  • The Portland leader in both steals and blocks is Robert Covington, who averages 1.6 takeaways and 1.2 rejections per game.

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Pelicans Players to Watch

  • Williamson is the top scorer for the Pelicans with 25.6 points per game. He also adds 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game to his statistics.
  • New Orleans' leader in rebounds is Steven Adams with 9.1 per game, and its leader in assists is Lonzo Ball with 5.5 per game.
  • Ball averages 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pelicans.
  • Ball (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for New Orleans while Brandon Ingram (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Injury Report

Trail Blazers:

Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),

Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Pelicans:

JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

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