Trail Blazers vs Pelicans Game Breakdown & Projections – Sat, Mar 16th 2024

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Portland Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

19W-47L

Portland Trail Blazers

March 16, 2024

07:00PM EST

Odds: 215.0 o/u

Pelicans

40W-26L

New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans

Hold on to your fantasy rosters, folks, because tonight’s NBA showdown is hotter than a ghost pepper smoothie! The Portland Trail Blazers, who’ve been feeling the heat this season with a 19-47 record, are charging into the Smoothie King Center, looking to turn the tables on the 40-26 New Orleans Pelicans. Yes, you heard it right, the Blazers, who are trailing by a whopping 27.5 games in the Western Conference, are ready to take flight against the Pelicans, who are perched pretty at the top of the pecking order with no games back. As the clock strikes 07:00PM EST, the betting lines are chirping with the over/under set at a spicy 215.0, and the Blazers and Pelicans at 13.5 and -13.5 respectively. The Pelicans, still riding high from their 112-104 victory over LAC, are ready to ruffle some feathers. Meanwhile, the Blazers, still smarting from their 93-105 setback against NYK, are ready to reignite their spark. So, buckle up and get ready to blaze through this pelican crossing because tonight, it’s raining threes and feathers!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 16, 2024 07:00PM EST
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

Vegas Odds

POR ML NOP ML Over/Under Line
Open +700 -1200 212.5 13.5/-13.5
Recent +600 -950 215.0 13.0/-13.0
Difference -100 +250 +2.5

Team Performance

por Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
8W-22L

14.3% Win Probability

nop Team Logo
LAST 10
6W-4L
HOME
18W-12L

85.7% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
02/10/24 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 29 18 17 29 93 Under
Portland Trail Blazers POR 24 16 23 21 84
03/27/23 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 34 24 31 35 124 Under
Portland Trail Blazers POR 14 21 20 35 90
03/12/23 Portland Trail Blazers POR 25 29 19 37 110 Over
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 42 32 35 18 127
03/01/23 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 29 24 37 31 121 Over
Portland Trail Blazers POR 31 25 35 19 110
11/10/22 Portland Trail Blazers POR 27 24 27 28 106 Under
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 27 30 17 21 95
04/07/22 Portland Trail Blazers POR 28 24 24 18 94 Over
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 33 32 36 26 127
03/30/22 New Orleans Pelicans NOP 32 19 34 32 117 Over
Portland Trail Blazers POR 36 18 28 25 107
12/21/21 Portland Trail Blazers POR 21 28 29 19 97 Under
New Orleans Pelicans NOP 24 27 30 30 111

Trail Blazers Vs Over/Under

Pelicans Vs Over/Under

Trail Blazers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/14 @ NYK 93-105L 45 19 17 84
03/13 @ ATL 106-102W 49 24 18 83
03/11 @ BOS 99-118L 38 23 11 85
03/09 @ TOR 128-118W 52 31 14 103
03/08 @ HOU 107-123L 49 22 17 91
03/06 @ OKL 120-128L 32 27 17 81
03/04 vs MIN 114-119L 41 28 13 92
03/02 vs MEM 107-100W 50 23 22 92
03/01 vs MEM 122-92W 46 31 14 92
02/27 @ MIA 96-106L 40 24 17 86

Pelicans Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/15 @ LAC 112-104W 40 28 8 88
03/13 @ CLE 95-116L 43 22 11 80
03/10 vs ATL 116-103W 43 32 12 75
03/08 vs PHI 103-95W 48 22 12 83
03/05 vs TOR 139-98W 62 38 11 106
03/01 @ IND 129-102W 47 25 17 87
02/28 vs IND 114-123L 40 26 10 90
02/27 vs NYK 115-92W 44 23 14 78
02/25 @ CHI 106-114L 49 25 19 88
02/23 @ MIA 95-106L 54 20 11 105

Starting Lineups

Trail Blazers Notable Injuries

  • Jerami Grant (PF): Avg: 20.7pts, 3.6reb, 2.8ast, 33.8 minutes. Last game: 03/11/24. Impact: 4.9
  • Jabari Walker (PF/C): Avg: 8.2pts, 6.4reb, 0.9ast, 21.9 minutes. Last game: 03/06/24. Impact: 3.4
  • Moses Brown (C): Avg: 2.4pts, 3.9reb, 0.3ast, 8.3 minutes. Last game: 03/11/24. Impact: 1.3
  • Ibou Badji (C): Avg: 1.6pts, 2.6reb, 0.7ast, 11.3 minutes. Last game: 03/01/24. Impact: 1.0

Pelicans Notable Injuries

  • Cody Zeller (C): Avg: 2.0pts, 2.8reb, 1.0ast, 7.9 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Izaiah Brockington (SG): Avg: 4.0pts, 2.0reb, 0.0ast, 3.4 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 1.1

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Trail Blazers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #26 #11 #29 #25 8.9%
PF #12 #2 #7 #10 -5.9%
PG #18 #7 #28 #25 8.3%
SF #11 #18 #2 #7 -10.6%
SG #17 #12 #17 #20 3.6%

Pelicans Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #18 #25 #1 #18 1.8%
PF #15 #13 #13 #14 -2.7%
PG #5 #19 #18 #6 -10.5%
SF #4 #27 #20 #16 -0.5%
SG #16 #6 #18 #14 -0.6%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
105.8
113.7
Rebounds per Game
44.5
46.6
Assists per Game
23.8
26.9
Steals per Game
8.5
7.4
Blocks per Game
4.1
5.7
Shots per Game
89.8
88.7
3-Pointers Made per Game
11.2
13.5
2-Pt Percentage per Game
49.3
52.9
3-Pt Percentage per Game
34.6
39.9
Turnovers per Game
15.4
12.5
Fouls per Game
20.5
17.1

Recent Trends

  • Deandre Ayton (C) is on a notable streak, exceeding 30 points in 2 consecutive games.
  • Zion Williamson (PF) is on a notable streak, exceeding 30 points in 2 consecutive games.
  • Duop Reath (C): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 58.1% to 10.6, 25.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • Shaedon Sharpe (PG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 30.0% to 27.8, 21.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Jabari Walker (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 31.5% to 26.1, 19.8 min average previous 3 games.
  • Zion Williamson (PF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 30.0% to 35.6, 27.3 min average previous 3 games.

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