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A pair of the league’s best scorers hit the court when Zion Williamson (15th, 24.6 PPG) and the New Orleans Pelicans (12-15) host Damian Lillard (third, 29.3 PPG) and the Portland Trail Blazers (17-10) on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The Pelicans are 3-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is set at 232.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of February 16, 2021, 11:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 17

Pelicans:
Josh Hart: Day To Day (Back)

Trail Blazers:
Rodney Hood: Out (Foot),
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle),
Harry Giles III: Out (Calf)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Trail Blazers (+3)
Total Pick Under (232.5)
Prediction Pelicans 115, Trail Blazers 113

The spread for this game suggested by the model (2.1 points) is a little bit less than the 3-point edge William Hill gives to the Pelicans, though the data still has them as the favorite.

The model predicts a total 3.9 points lower than the one set by William Hill for this game.

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Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 26 24.6 6.8 3.0 1.0 0.7 0.2
Brandon Ingram 27 23.9 5.4 4.8 0.7 1.0 2.6
Lonzo Ball 24 13.7 4.4 4.7 1.3 0.5 2.8
Eric Bledsoe 26 12.8 3.6 3.7 0.7 0.3 2.2
Josh Hart 27 9.0 7.6 2.2 0.8 0.1 1.5

Pelicans Player Props

  • Williamson’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 2.1 points lower than his season average of 24.6.
  • Brandon Ingram’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 30.5, 3.6 lower than his season average of 34.1.
  • Lonzo Ball’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 2.8.
  • Ingram’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.5 blocks lower than his season average of 1.0.

Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 26 29.3 4.4 7.4 1.1 0.2 4.0
CJ McCollum 13 26.7 3.9 5.0 1.3 0.3 4.8
Gary Trent Jr. 25 15.0 2.1 1.4 0.7 0.2 3.2
Carmelo Anthony 26 13.4 3.5 1.3 0.8 0.8 1.7
Enes Kanter 27 11.5 11.3 1.1 0.6 0.8 0.0

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • Lillard’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 48.5, 7.3 higher than his season average of 41.2.
  • Enes Kanter’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is posted at 8.5 boards, 2.8 rebounds less than his season average of 11.3.
  • CJ McCollum’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 2.3 shots lower than his season average of 4.8.
  • Robert Covington’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Pelicans have a 48.1% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.5% higher than the 47.6% of shots the Trail Blazers’ opponents have made.
  • In games New Orleans shoots higher than 47.6% from the field, it is 10-7 against the spread and 9-8 overall.
  • Portland has a 10-5 record against the spread and an 11-4 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 48.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 44.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.3 percentage points lower than the Pelicans have allowed to their opponents (46.7%).
  • Portland is 6-2 against the spread and 7-1 overall when it shoots better than 46.7% from the field.
  • When New Orleans’ opponents shoot above 44.4% from the field, it is 7-4 against the spread and 9-3 overall.
  • The Pelicans are hitting 36.4% of their three-point shots this season, 0.2% lower than the 36.6% the Trail Blazers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • New Orleans has a 10-3 record against the spread and a 10-3 record overall when the team hits more than 36.6% of its three-point shots.
  • Portland is 11-2 against the spread and 11-2 overall when its opponents shoot better than 36.4% from deep.
  • The Trail Blazers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.7%) is -0.4 percentage points higher than opponents of the Pelicans are averaging (39.1%).
  • Portland is 12-1 ATS and 12-1 overall when the team makes more than 39.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans is 9-4 ATS and 10-3 overall in games it shoots over 38.7% from deep.
  • The Pelicans’ 11.4 made three-pointers per game this season is 4.9 fewer made shots on average than the 16.3 per game the Trail Blazers give up.
  • When Portland makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 14-6 against the spread and 15-5 overall. When New Orleans is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 5-15 ATS and 6-15 straight up.
  • The Trail Blazers make the second-most three-pointers in the league, while the Pelicans allow the most makes from beyond the arc.

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Pelicans Rank Pelicans AVG Trail Blazers AVG Trail Blazers Rank
10th 110.2 Points Scored 115.4 5th
23rd 113.9 Points Allowed 114.8 25th
3rd 44.5 Rebounds 44.6 17th
1st 11.2 Off. Rebounds 10.8 10th
22nd 11.4 3pt Made 16.3 2nd
15th 24 Assists 19.9 30th
16th 13.2 Turnovers 11.1 2nd

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