New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers: 2/17/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 17, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (17-10) are 3-point underdogs as they look to extend a five-game winning streak when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (12-15) on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Smoothie King Center. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The matchup’s over/under is set at 231.5.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Pelicans-3-110-110231.5-110-110
Place a bet on New Orleans Pelicans or the Portland Trail Blazers for Wednesday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head matchups, New Orleans has a 7-3 record against Portland. The Pelicans also have a 4-0 advantage against the spread when facing off with the Trail Blazers.

Pelicans vs Trail Blazers in 2020-21
DateFavoriteHome TeamSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
2/21/2020PelicansTrail Blazers-5.5239.5-229187Regular Season128-115 NO
2/11/2020PelicansPelicans-3.5243.5-156130Regular Season138-117 NO
12/23/2019Trail BlazersTrail Blazers-5.5229.5-238194Regular Season102-94 NO
11/19/2019PelicansPelicans-3231.5-157132Regular Season115-104 NO
3/15/2019PelicansRegular Season122-110 POR
1/18/2019Trail BlazersRegular Season128-112 POR
11/1/2018Trail BlazersRegular Season132-119 POR
4/21/2018PelicansPlayoffs131-123 NO
4/19/2018PelicansPlayoffs119-102 NO
4/17/2018Trail BlazersPlayoffs111-102 NO
  • 2/21/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic
  • 2/11/2020 DNP – Pelicans: Brandon Ingram; Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 12/23/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson; Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 11/19/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic
  • Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 13-15 record.
    • The Pelicans have posted a losing record of 4-5 against the spread when the spread is -3 or higher.
    • More often than not, New Orleans and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 18 of 28 chances this season.
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Trail Blazers Betting Information

    • Portland has a winning record against the spread, going 15-12 ATS (covering 55.6% of the time).
    • The Trail Blazers have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 8-7 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
    • Portland and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 15 of 27 (55.6%).
    Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 10 of 28 opportunities (35.7%) this season, the Pelicans and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s over/under of 231.5 points.
    • Portland and its opponents have combined to score at least 231.5 points in 12 of 27 games (44.4%) this season.
    • The Pelicans and the Trail Blazers combine to average 2.0 less points per game than the total of 231.5 set for this matchup.
    • The Pelicans and the Trail Blazers have seen their opponents average a combined 2.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 231.5 set in this outing.
    • The Pelicans’ average point total in outings this season is 227.7, 3.8 points below the total in this game.
    • Trail Blazers games this year have averaged an over/under of 230.2 points, 1.3 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
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    Pelicans Leaders

    • Zion Williamson leads the Pelicans scoring 24.6 points per game.
    • Steven Adams paces New Orleans with 9.1 rebounds per game and Brandon Ingram leads the squad with 4.8 assists per contest.
    • Lonzo Ball knocks down 2.8 threes per game to lead the Pelicans.
    • Ball leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Ingram collects 1.0 block a game to pace New Orleans.

    Trail Blazers Leaders

    • Damian Lillard’s strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assists leaderboards with 29.3 points per game and 7.4 assists per game.
    • Enes Kanter’s 11.3 rebounds per game paces Portland’s rebounding effort. He also adds 11.5 points per game.
    • CJ McCollum is tops from three-point range for the Trail Blazers, knocking down 4.8 threes per game.
    • Nobody on Portland grabs more steals than Robert Covington (1.6 per game) or blocks more shots than Derrick Jones Jr. (0.9 per game).
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