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
Injury Report as of February 17
Josh Hart: Day To Day (Back)
Rodney Hood: Out (Foot),
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle),
Harry Giles III: Out (Calf)
|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.
Pelicans Key Players
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
|Gary Trent Jr.||25||15.0||2.1||1.4||0.7||0.2||3.2|
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.
- 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|
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