Hornets vs. Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 3, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2024

The Charlotte Hornets (18-57), winners in just two of their last 10, host the Portland Trail Blazers (19-56), 0-10 in their past 10, on April 3, 2024 at Spectrum Center. The Hornets are favorites by 1.5 points. The over/under is 212 points in this outing.

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Hornets vs. Trail Blazers Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Hornets -1.5 212

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Injury Report as of April 3

Hornets: Seth Curry: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Ankle), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Miles Bridges: Questionable (Wrist), Grant Williams: Questionable (Ankle), Vasilije Micic: Doubtful (Shoulder), Brandon Miller: Questionable (Wrist), Mark Williams: Out (Back), Frank Ntilikina: Questionable (Hip)

Trail Blazers: Shaedon Sharpe: Out (Abdominal), Justin Minaya: Doubtful (Hip), Jerami Grant: Doubtful (Hamstring), Robert Williams: Out (Knee), Toumani Camara: Out (Rib), Malcolm Brogdon: Out (Elbow), Anfernee Simons: Out (Knee), Matisse Thybulle: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Trail Blazers (+1.5)
Total Pick Over (212)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Hornets vs. Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Hornets Avg. (Rank) Trail Blazers Avg. (Rank)
106.3 (29th) Points Scored 107.2 (28th)
116.9 (22nd) Points Allowed 116.0 (19th)
40.6 (30th) Rebounds 41.9 (26th)
9.7 (23rd) Off. Rebounds 12.2 (4th)
11.9 (22nd) 3pt Made 11.6 (25th)
24.6 (28th) Assists 23.1 (30th)
12.9 (18th) Turnovers 14.5 (28th)

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Hornets Key Players

Miles Bridges 64 21.4 7.5 3.4 1 0.5 2.3
Brandon Miller 68 17 4.3 2.4 0.9 0.5 2.5
Grant Williams 71 10.1 4.1 2 0.6 0.5 1.6
Nick Richards 64 9.8 8.2 0.8 0.4 1.2 0
Tre Mann 34 8.5 3.6 3.7 0.9 0 1.1

Trail Blazers Key Players

Jerami Grant 54 21 3.5 2.8 0.8 0.6 2.1
Deandre Ayton 49 15.9 11 1.6 1 0.8 0
Scoot Henderson 56 13.3 3.2 4.9 0.7 0.2 1.2
Dalano Banton 47 9.3 3.2 2 0.6 0.4 1
Duop Reath 61 9.2 3.6 1 0.5 0.6 1.3

Betting Trends

  • The Hornets have covered the spread 29 times in 75 games.
  • As a 1.5-point favorite or greater, Charlotte has one win ATS (1-4) this season.
  • This season, 36 of the Hornets’ 75 games have hit the over.
  • Charlotte’s games have had more than 212 points scored on 53 occasions this season.
  • Hornets games average 223.3 total points per game this season, 11.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Trail Blazers have 35 wins in 75 games against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread, as a 1.5-point underdog or more, Portland is 33-34-1.
  • The Trail Blazers have played 75 games this season, and 38 of them have hit the over.
  • Portland’s games have had over 212 points 55 times this season.
  • The average total for Trail Blazers games is 223.2 points, 11.2 more than this game’s over/under.

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