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Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Charlotte Hornets are all set to take the road in this game as they square off against the Portland Trail Blazers from Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The Hornets are trying to get to the top five in the Eastern Conference as they remain at the sixth spot.

 

Charlotte is trailing Miami Heat and they hold a 16-14 record on the season. The Hornets defeated the Sa Antonio Spurs last night in a high-scoring game. Charlotte’s offense opened up and tossed in 131 points while they restricted the Spurs to just 115.

 

The top scorer with close to 20 points per game on average is Miles Bridges. Charlotte’s second-leading scorer with 17.8 points is Terry Rozier. From the rebounding department, LaMelo Ball is the leader with 7.7 points.

 

Ball has also been the bright spot in assists with 8.2 and has scored an average of 20 points per game. However, Ball is questionable against Portland due to the Covid-19 protocols. The Hornets are one game ahead of the Washington Wizards and they are two games ahead of the .500 mark.

 

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Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions 12/17/2021

 

Portland Trail Blazers are stuck at the bottom five of the Western Conference and are yet to progress from the 11th position. The Trail Blazers are currently riding a miserable seven-game losing streak.

 

Portland is 11-18 on the season and is one game behind the Sacramento Kings. Last night, they tossed in 103 points but gave up 113 to the Memphis Grizzlies. Norman Powell took the lead for the Blazers with 25 points in a losing effort. As a whole team, they shot at 37.8 percent against the Grizzlies.

 

Portland is turning towards Damian Lillard as their leader in scoring with 22 points. Lillard is also the leader in assists with 7.8 per game. From the rebounding department, Jusuf Nurkic has taken the lead with a solid 10.2 boards per game.

 

The Trail Blazers are missing out on CJ McCallum due to his lung issue. McCallum is the second leading scorer for Portland while Norman Powell is the third with 17.5 points on average per game.

 

Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA pick for this match is Charlotte Hornets +1.5. The Trail Blazers are dealing with injured players, especially with McCallum who is their second-leading scorer. The Charlotte Hornets have been improving their performance in the past week as they managed to cover the number in six of their last seven games.

 

The NBA betting odds are slanting towards to Hornets to win this game and cover the spread. Take Charlotte to win and cover with a predicted score of 119-108.

 

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Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM EST

 

Location:  Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

 

Date: December 17, 2020

 

TV: Root Sports NW

 

NBA Odds: Portland -1.5.

 

NBA Totals: O/U 225.5. 

 

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