The New Orleans Pelicans (30-32) face the Portland Trail Blazers (29-32) on Wednesday at Moda Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Pelicans lost 101-93 to the Orlando Magic on Monday and were unable to cover as 4.5-point home favorites. New Orleans has lost 4 games in a row.
The Trail Blazers were unable to cover as 5-point road underdogs in Tuesday’s 123-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Portland can move up to the No. 10 seed in the Western Conference with a win on Wednesday.
This will be the second meeting between New Orleans and Portland this season. The Trail Blazers covered as 9-point road underdogs in a 106-95 win over the Pelicans as the Under (223) hit on Nov. 10.
Pelicans at Trail Blazers odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:45 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Pelicans +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Trail Blazers -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Pelicans +1.5 (-110) | Trail Blazers -1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 233.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Pelicans at Trail Blazers key injuries
- G Jose Alvarado (leg) out
- F Larry Nance Jr. (ankle) out
- G Josh Richardson (quad) questionable
- C Jonas Valanciunas (calf) questionable
- F Zion Williamson (hamstring) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Pelicans at Trail Blazers picks and predictions
Trail Blazers 115, Pelicans 111
The Pelicans have been struggling recently and they are dealing with a variety of injuries, so TRAIL BLAZERS (-120) is the pick in this game at home.
BET TRAIL BLAZERS -1.5 (-110).
Despite being on a back-to-back, the Trail Blazers are 17-14 at home compared to the Pelicans being 10-21 on the road this season. G Damian Lillard has been playing lights out for Portland and New Orleans is also 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games overall.
UNDER 233.5 (-112) is the lean in this matchup despite Lillard’s recent scoring onslaught. The Under has hit in 5 straight meetings and the Trail Blazers are 4-0 to the Under in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record.