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Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets 10/31/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets 10/31/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Portland Trailblazers (3-2) travel to meet the Charlotte Hornets (4-2) in NBA inter-conference competition at Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET. Portland will try to extend their winning streak and improve their record to 4-2 coming into this match-up on Sunday.

 

The Trailblazers are in 7th place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 standing and a .600 team percentage this season. Portland bounced back from their previous 86-116 loss to the LA Clippers and defeated the latter at 111-92 in their second duel on Friday.

 

PG Damian Lillard led the Trailblazers in scoring with 25 points while distributing a team-high 6 assists in the win. Center Jusuf Nurkic contributed a double-double of 14 points and 17 rebounds while SG CJ McCollum added 14 points in the winning effort.

 

The Portland Trailblazers recorded 41.8% (41/98) field goal shooting, connected 19 of 41 attempts from the three-point range for 46.3% efficiency, made 10 of 16 (62.5%) tries from the free-throw line, and scored a total of 36 points in the paint.

 

The Trailblazers dominated the glass with 47 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds while distributing a total of 21 assists in the win. Portland denied 6 attempted shots with 8 steals but committed 14 turnovers and 19 personal fouls in the victory.

 

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions 10/31/2021

 

The Charlotte Hornets will try to defend their home court from the invading Portland team after losing their recent stint to the Miami Heat last game. Charlotte is in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 standing and a team percentage of .667 after losing one home contest and one road match this season.

 

The Hornets trailed an 18-point lead at halftime and rallied late to lead at 53-50 in the final half resulting in a 15-point loss to the Heat at 99-114 on Friday night. SF Gordon Hayward led the way with 23 points while PF Miles Bridges chipped in 22 with a team-high 8 rebounds in the losing effort.

 

PG LaMelo Ball directed the play for Charlotte with 6 assists while SG Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 17 points in the loss.

 

The Charlotte Hornets struggled in their field goal shooting with only 35 conversions out of 90 attempts (38.9%), made 13 of 37 (35.1%) attempted shots from the rainbow territory, sank 16 of 22 (72.7%) shot attempts from the charity stripe and recorded a total of 40 points in the paint.

 

The Hornets grabbed 37 total rebounds with 11 coming from the offensive side of the court and dished out 21 assists in defeat. Charlotte spoiled 6 attempted shots with 8 steals while losing the ball 11 times in turnovers and posted 17 personal fouls in the match.   

 

Portland Trailblazers vs. Charlotte Hornets. The NBA Pick for this outing is Portland -1. The Trailblazers have the momentum in this match-up after winning their last two contests while the Hornets will be missing their PG Terry Rozier due to an ankle injury.

 

Both teams played at a rapid pace but Portland got the edge versus the undermanned Charlotte team. The prediction: The Portland Trailblazers will win at 119-117.       

 

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Hornets 10/31/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC

 

Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

TV: BSSE, RTNW

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Portland Trailblazers -1  

 

NBA Totals: 235.5

 

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