Charlotte Hornets VS Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Basketball 07:00 PM ET

Monday

04/18/2021

NBALP

Spread: Charlotte Hornets +5.5

Over/Under: 223.5

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The Charlotte Hornets are hosting the Portland Trail Blazers at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 7:00 ET. Both teams are sitting among the lower places of each conference that lead into the postseason. The Hornets have dropped four consecutive games and have fallen eighth in the East. The Blazers are 2-4 in their previous six and are sixth in the West. 

The Hornets have a 27-28 record and are 29-25-1 against the spread and 25-29-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road loss by the Nets with a 115-130 score. Miles Bridges led the team in scoring once again with 33 points with 6 triples and 9 rebounds. Terry Rozier added 27 points, 6 rebounds and a team-high 10 assists.       

Rozier is the team’s leading scorer with 20.4 ppg, making 40% of his shots from downtown. He adds 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists, while Gordon Hayward adds 19.6 ppg, 5.9 boards and 4.1 dimes per game but he is out with an injury. 

Charlotte score 110.3 ppg and allow 111.7 defensively. They have a 45.8% field goal percentage and a 37.6% 3-point percentage. They are 0-4 against the spread in their previous four matches. Over is 3-1 in their previous four. 

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions 4/18/2021

The Blazers have a 32-23 record and are 27-28 against the spread and 29-26 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the Spurs with a 107-106 score. They were playing without Damian Lillard but CJ McCollum scored 29 points and dished 6 dimes. Normal Powell added 22 points.        

Lillard leads the team both in scoring with 28.7 ppg and in assists made with 7.7, adding 4.2 rebounds per game. McCollum follows with 23.4 ppg, 3.8 boards and 4.7 dimes per game. 

Portland has the seventh-best offense in the league with 114.6 ppg but the sixth-worse defense, allowing 114.8 ppg. They have a 44.7% field goal percentage and a 38% 3-point percentage. They are 2-4 against the spread in their previous six matches. Under is 4-1 in their previous five. 

Blazers won their previous matchup against the Hornets at home on March 1st with a 123-111 score. They are 6-1 against the spread in their previous seven matchups. Over is 3-0 in their previous three matchups but 0-6-1 in the seven before that. The Hornets are 13-12 at home, while the Blazers are 16-11 on the road. Damian Lillard will most likely be back for today’s game, so pick the Blazers in this one.

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets 4/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 7:00 ET 

Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021

TV: NBALP

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte Hornets +5.5

NBA Totals: 223.5

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