Friday, February 21, 2020 10:30PM ET at Moda Center, 1 Center Court, Portland. New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers. Both teams represent the Western Conference and are in a fairly similar position. In the intermediate standings, rivals are direct competitors in the fight for getting into the playoffs. We offer a prediction and our expert pick for the duel between Portland and New Orleans. How will the game end?

New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans spend the transition season. They are full of young people, who in two or three years should make a rustle in the playoffs. It is noticeable that the “pelicans” reached a new level and are gradually approaching the leading eight of the West. We must pay tribute to Alvin Gentry, because the head coach made every effort to rally the team and establish a team game. Now, New Orleans behind the eighth position by five points and hardly claims to be anything.

Portland Trail Blazers

In Portland is full of problems of varying severity. Firstly, the team from Ohio so far lives only on the ninth line. Not only are the Trail Blazers out of the playoffs, they are also three times behind the eighth place. In addition, before the All-Star Game in Chicago, team leader Damian Lillard was injured, gaining an average of almost 30 points per match. Blazers are missing the last jerk, which would finally help break into the playoff zone, and there are a number of opponents who breathe in the back, including New Orleans.

Pelicans vs Blazers Prediction and Pick

Computer and Public Consensus Pick

New Orleans vs PortlandATSTotal
Score Prediction120.3 – 113.5233.8
Computer PickNOP (-4.5)Under 238.5
Public ConsensusNOP (-4.5)Over 238.5
Consensus Bet %69%67%

Pelicans vs Blazers Expert Pick and Prediction

We assume that, due to problems with the roster, Portland will not be able to show its level of play, which will take advantage of New Orleans, which has recently looked great, so we offer a bet on the victory of the guests.

Best Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5 Point Spread

Betting Tips Statistic

Standings and Records

New Orleans PelicansvsPortland Trail Blazers
11 in Western ConferenceConference Standings9 in Western Conference
5 in Southwest DivisionDivision Standings4 in Northwest Division
55Games56
23Wins25
32Losses31
11 – 17Home Games15 – 11
12 – 15Road Games10 – 20
9 – 11Against East10 – 8
14 – 21Against West15 – 23
3 – 7Division Games4 – 8
28-25-2ATS Record23-31-2
32-23-0Over/Under Record31-25-0
Lost 1StreakLost 2
L-W-W-W-L-L-W-W-W-LLast 10 Games FormL-L-W-L-W-L-W-W-W-W

Offensive Stats

New Orleans PelicansOffensive statsPortland Trail Blazers
115,8Points113,4
46,6Rebounds45,8
26,3Assist20,0
7,40Steals5,88
5,27Blocks6,27
46,03Field Goal, %45,57
73,73Free Throw, %80,53
37,313 Point Field Goal, %36,98

Defensive Stats

New Orleans PelicansDefensive statsPortland Trail Blazers
117,3Points115,3
45,3Rebounds48,1
24,4Assist24,4
8,44Steals6,86
4,40Blocks5,23
46,61Field Goal, %45,03
78,82Free Throw, %76,52
35,733 Point Field Goal, %37,04

Previous Head-to-Head Games

DateGuestScoreHostTournament
12.02.20New Orleans138 – 117PortlandNBA
24.12.19Portland94 – 102New OrleansNBA
20.11.19New Orleans115 – 104PortlandNBA
16.03.19New Orleans110 – 122PortlandNBA
19.01.19Portland128 – 112New OrleansNBA
02.11.18Portland132 – 119New OrleansNBA

Injuries Reports

New Orleans Pelicans injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
Darius Miller Oct 23, 2019Out (Achilles) – Miller is not expected to play this season as he recovers from a ruptured right Achilles tendon, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Kenrich Williams Feb 20, 2020Out (Back) – Williams is listed as OUT for Friday’s (Feb 21) game against the Blazers.

Portland Trail Blazers injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
Zach Collins Jan 17, 2020Out (Shoulder) – Collins is on pace for a March return according to Jason Quick of The Athletic.
Mario Hezonja Feb 20, 2020Out For Season (Ankle) – Hezonja is out for Friday’s (Feb. 21) game against New Orleans.
Rodney Hood Dec 10, 2019Out For Season (Leg) – The Trail Blazers announced that Hood is dealing with a torn left Achilles. He’s out for the rest of this season and may miss the start of next season as well.
Damian Lillard Feb 20, 2020Out (Groin) – Lillard is expected to miss the next three or four games.