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Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Portland Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans will meet in NBA action on Tuesday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.  The Portland Trail Blazers are 13-18, fourth in the Northwest Division and 11th in the Western Conference.  The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-21 and last in the Southwest Division and second to last in the Western Conference.   

 

The Portland Trail Blazers look to extend their two-game winning streak.  Last Sunday, Portland defeated the Memphis Grizzlies at 105-100.  Damian Lillard scored the highest with 32 points.  Norman Powell added 28 points, 20 of which were made in the second half including the 3-pointer with a minute left in the game. 

 

Portland was 47.3% in shooting and 11 of 32 from beyond the arc.  They outrebounded Memphis 51-33 but turned over the ball 25 times.  This season, Damian Lillard leads Portland with 23.2 ppg and 7.86assists per game.  Jusuf Nurkic leads in field goal attempts at 56.9% and 10.1 rpg.  Robert Covington leads with 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. 

 

The Trail Blazers are averaging 108.5 ppg which dropped to the top 14, 44.2 RPG which improved to 21st, and 22.9 assists per game which dropped to 19th in the NBA.  

 

  • The Portland Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in its last 7 matches against New Orleans.
  • The Trail Blazers are 2-13 SU in its last 15 road games.
  • Portland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 road games against the Pelicans.

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Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions 12/21/2021

 

The New Orlean Pelicans look to extend their two-game winning streak.  Last Friday, the Pelicans fought hard and defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime at 116-112. 

 

Devonte’ Graham finished with 26 points which included 8 3-pointers and two clutch free throws in overtime.  Jonas Valanciunas added 25 points, Brandon Ingram had 22, and Josh Hart had 11 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists.  The Pelicans were 47.2% in shooting, and 13 of 37 in 3-points.  They outrebounded Milwaukee 57-44. 

 

This season, Brandon Ingram leads New Orleans with an average of 23.3 ppg and 4.9 assists per game.  Jonas Valanciunas leads with 11.9 rebounds, 1 block and is the leader in field goal attempts at 52.9%.  Herbert Jones leads with 1.4 steals per game.  The Pelicans are averaging 104.4 ppg which ranks 27th, 46.7 rebounds per game which improves to top 4, and 24.6 assists per game which is top 10 in the NBA.       

 

  • The total went OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 matches against Portland.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 home games.
  • New Orleans is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 home games against Portland.

Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA pick is the New Orleans Pelicans.  Both teams are coming off two consecutive games.  The Pelicans defeated Milwaukee in overtime and will be well-rested coming into this game. 

 

New Orleans has a better record playing at home at 5-9 versus Portland’s record of 2-11 in road games.  Predicted to win on the road is the New Orleans Pelicans at 111-108.

 

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Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

 

Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

 

TV: BSNO

 

NBA ODDS: Portland Trail Blazers -1.5

 

NBA TOTALS: 219.0

 

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