The New Orleans Pelicans (35-44) will hit the court against the Portland Trail Blazers (27-52) in New Orleans on Thursday, April 7 at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans, the home team, have won seven out of the last 10 games, whereas the Trail Blazers, the visitors, have dropped eight in a row. The action might start at 7:00 PM CT, but you’re going to want to get your bets in now!
Head-to-head, how does New Orleans stack up versus Portland historically?
The franchises have played in two matchups this season and the Pelicans have won each game against the Trail Blazers. That said, the score was 107-117 in favor of the Pelicans the most recent time they met up on March 30, 2022. In that game, the Pelicans had a 62.96% and a 25% field goal percentage and three pointer percentage respectively. Conversely, the Trail Blazers had a 58.14% field goal percentage and a 58.14% 3pt percentage. With regard to rebounds, the Pelicans totaled 6, whereas the Trail Blazers had 8. Concerning assists, the former had 26 and the latter grabbed 30. We are deep into the season, so which side will you bet on to flatten the competition on Thursday? The Pelicans, playing with the home court advantage, or the Trail Blazers, as the road team?
Betting Preview for the New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Game on April 7 2022
Smoothie King Center in New Orleans
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Betting on the New Orleans Pelicans
Southwest Division Standing:
The New Orleans Pelicans outplayed the Sacramento Kings in their most recent game on Tuesday, 109-123, due to the solid efforts of Jaxson Hayes and Cj Mccollum. Hayes was responsible for 23 points and 12 rebounds, whereas Cj Mccollum had 23 points. They are presently in 9th place in the conference. Be sure to read our odds analysis for Thursday’s game below and think about how the squad’s recent form could influence their meeting versus Portland.
Absences and Injuries
The Pelicans are without Zion Williamson (Foot). Jonas Valanciunas (Ankle) will be questionable.
Betting on the Portland Trail Blazers
Northwest Division Standing:
The Portland Trail Blazers have dropped eight consecutive games and are currently 13th in the conference. In their latest game, they were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-94, in spite of the contribution of Keon Johnson. Furthermore, Johnson supplied 18 points. Greg Brown had 17 points. Check out our assessment further down to learn how this performance has framed their odds for the upcoming game against New Orleans on Thursday.
Absences and Injuries
The Trail Blazers will play without Justise Winslow (Calf), Josh Hart (Knee), and Trendon Watford (Knee). Brandon Williams (Quad) is listed as questionable.
Pelicans vs Trail Blazers | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
New Orleans Pelicans (-1800) at FanDuel
The New Orleans Pelicans are considered to be the favorite by many. The team is having an effective beginning to April with a win percentage of 70% in the last 10 games (seven wins and three losses). Comparatively, the Portland Trail Blazers’ win percentage is less at 10% in the last 10 games (a record of one win and nine losses).
Under 223.5 Total Points (-108) at Pointsbet
The Pelicans have registered 114.3 points per outing over their most recent 10 games. On the other side of the court, the Trail Blazers have logged an average of 105.2 points per game in the 10 games since March 19, although their average per game while playing away has been lower at 101.4.
New Orleans Pelicans -16.5 Points (-110) at FanDuel
The New Orleans Pelicans will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
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