The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at the Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is 35-44 overall and 18-21 at home, while Portland is 27-52 overall and 10-29 on the road. Portland has only picked up one win in its last 12 road games.
New Orleans is favored by 17 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 224. Before entering any Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans:
- Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers spread: Pelicans -17
- Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers over-under: 224 points
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What you need to know about the Trail Blazers
Portland will be hoping to snap an eight-game losing streak on Thursday night. The Trail Blazers are playing in the fourth game of a five-game road trip that began with consecutive losses at San Antonio last week. They will wrap up a disappointing season with a game against Utah on Sunday night.
The Trail Blazers, who have been eliminated from the playoffs for several weeks, will be without almost every key member of their roster on Thursday night. Their absences include Damian Lillard, Josh Hart, Anfernee Simons and Jusuf Nurkic. They have struggled to compete without their best players on the court, covering the spread just once in their last eight games.
What you need to know about the Pelicans
New Orleans won five of its final seven games in March and has opened April with two wins in its first three games. The Pelicans wrapped up a four-game road trip with a 123-109 win at Sacramento on Tuesday night. They control their own destiny for the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference, as they have a one-game lead over No. 10 San Antonio.
Shooting guard CJ McCollum, who was traded from Portland to New Orleans earlier this season, leads the team with 25.7 points and 6.1 assists per game. Small forward Brandon Ingram is adding 22.7 points, while Jonas Valanciunas is scoring 17.9 points and grabbing 11.6 rebounds. Valanciunas (ankle) is questionable to suit up tonight. New Orleans has covered the spread in seven of its last 10 games.
How to make Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans picks
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