Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-11-19




Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-11-19

Charlotte Hornets (19-20) vs Portland Trail Blazers (24-17)

Date : 01/11/2019
Time : 10:00PM
Location : Moda Center

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers

The Charlotte Hornets visit the Moda Center on Friday night to take on the Portland Trail Blazers. Both teams are in the middle of the pack in their respective conferences and are matching up for the first time this season since last February’s close game in Portland with the Blazers emerging victorious 109-103 in overtime behind a Jusuf Nurkic double-double despite a 40-point effort from All-Star Kemba Walker. Look for the same in this match-up form each team as they both come in needing a win.

Charlotte Hornets 's Latest Performance :

The Charlotte Hornets have gone 5-5 in their last ten games and come in on a one-game win streak after handing the Phoenix Suns their sixth straight loss 119-113 behind Kemba Walker’s 18-point fourth quarter heroics. Walker scored the teams final 14 points going 5 of 8 during his final surge of the game to secure the win. The Suns took the lead 109-108 with just 1:21 to play after Jamal Crawford drained a 20-footer before Walker took over the game helping his team escape a potential loss on the road against a struggling Phoenix Suns team.

Portland Trail Blazers's Latest Performance :

The Portland Trail Blazers are still locked in the #7 spot in the Western Conference after going 6-4 in their last ten. They are on a two-game winning streak after dispatching the New York Knicks 111-101 at home led by Jusuf Nurkic’s 20 points. Nurkic has been on a scoring role as of late averaging 21 points and almost 12 rebounds in his last six games. The 7-foot Center had some help from his supporting cast with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum both adding 17 points and Enes Kanter coming off the bench to score 18 points in the win. The Blazers led 54-53 at the half and eventually pulled away late to close it out.

How Charlotte Hornets & Portland Trail Blazers Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Blazers are 20-21 ATS overall

Blazers are 13-10 ATS at home and 7-11 ATS away

Hornets are 20-19 ATS overall

Hornets are 12-10 ATS at home and 8-9 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

These two teams match-up well and should produce a similar game as the overtime thriller last season. Both teams have stars that can score in Kemba Walker and Damian Lillard and are averaging around 112 points per game and are shooting 45% from the floor collectively. The Hornets have struggled on the road this season only winning a handful of games while the Trail Blazers have played quite well at home and have proven tough to beat. Look for the Trail Blazers to impose their will and give their fans a show.

Betting trends for Charlotte Hornets :

  • Hornets are 7-11 after a win

  • Hornets are 2-8 in non-conference games

  • Hornets are 5-10 as underdog

Betting trends for Portland Trail Blazers:

  • Blazers are 12-11 after a win

  • Blazers are 10-3 in non-conference games

  • Blazers are 14-5 as home favorite

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