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Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Portland Trail Blazers (13-18) face the New Orleans Pelicans (10-21) as just 1.5-point favorites on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is set at 219.

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Predictions

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Betting Odds

Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Betting Information
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Trail Blazers -1.5 219 points

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Last 10 Games

  • Portland is 3-7 overall and 4-6-0 against the spread over its past 10 contests.
  • Portland and its opponents have combined to hit the over in four of those 10 games.
  • The last 10 Trail Blazers games averaged 217.5 total points, 1.5 fewer points than this matchup’s point total.
  • Across their past 10 games, the Trail Blazers have scored 4.0 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • New Orleans is 5-5 overall and 4-6-0 against the spread over its past 10 contests.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have combined to hit the over in seven of the past 10 games.
  • The Pelicans’ past 10 outings have ended with an average of 215.0 points scored. That’s 4.0 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • During their past 10 games, the Pelicans have a 109.9 points-per-game average, 5.5 points above their season-long scoring average.

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Portland has compiled a 12-18-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 10-8-1 when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
  • This season, 15 of Portland’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Trail Blazers make 45.2% of their shots from the field this season, which is 1.8 percentage points lower than the Pelicans have allowed to their opponents (47.0%).
  • In games Portland shoots better than 47.0% from the field, it is 5-6-1 against the spread and 7-5 overall.
  • New Orleans is 13-18-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games this year when an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Pelicans have gone 11-15 against the spread.
  • Games involving New Orleans have hit the over 13 times this season.
  • The Pelicans have shot at a 43.5% rate from the field this season, 3.5 percentage points less than the 47.0% shooting opponents of the Trail Blazers have averaged.
  • This season, New Orleans has a 4-3 record against the spread and a 4-3 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 47.0% from the field.

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Over/Under Trends

  • A total of 16 Portland games this season have gone over Tuesday’s total of 219 points.
  • In New Orleans’ 31 games this season, 12 have finished with more combined scoring than Tuesday’s point total of 219.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 212.9 points per game, 6.1 points fewer than the over/under of 219 for this matchup.
  • This matchup’s total is 2.0 fewer points than the 221 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
  • This season, the average total for Trail Blazers games is 221.1 points, 2.1 more than the over/under of 219 points for this contest.
  • Pelicans games have an over/under of 215.8 points this season, 3.2 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Trail Blazers Team Leaders

  • Damian Lillard: 23.2 PTS, 7.6 AST, 39.8 FG%, 31.7 3PT% (77-for-243)
  • Jusuf Nurkic: 13.1 PTS, 10.1 REB, 56.9 FG%, 20.0 3PT% (5-for-25)
  • CJ McCollum: 20.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 42.4 FG%, 39.3 3PT% (77-for-196)
  • Norman Powell: 18.1 PTS, 46.8 FG%, 41.5 3PT% (59-for-142)
  • Robert Covington: 6.7 PTS, 1.2 STL, 1.2 BLK, 39.4 FG%, 33.6 3PT% (48-for-143)

Pelicans Team Leaders

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 18.9 PTS, 11.9 REB, 52.9 FG%, 46.5 3PT% (33-for-71)
  • Brandon Ingram: 23.3 PTS, 44.8 FG%, 36.1 3PT% (43-for-119)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13.4 PTS, 36.3 FG%, 30.4 3PT% (63-for-207)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 13.8 PTS, 1.2 STL, 37.7 FG%, 37.0 3PT% (85-for-230)
  • Josh Hart: 11.3 PTS, 7.2 REB, 50.7 FG%, 32.1 3PT% (18-for-56)

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