Jack's Free Pick Monday!
Portland vs. New Orleans,
01/16/2012 15:00 EDT,
Score: 84 - 77
Point Spread: +6/-115 New Orleans
The Portland Trail Blazers have not been good on the road this season, and they should not be favored this heavily at New Orleans because of it. While the Blazers are 6-1 at home, they are just 1-4 SU & 1-4 ATS on the road this season. Portland is getting outscored by 7.6 points/game away from home.
Marcus Camby (ankle) is doubtful to go tonight fot the Blazers. While he isn't a huge threat offensively, Camby is their best defender and he's a big reason for their success in the early going. I look for Carl Landry (13.2 PPG), Chris Kaman (10.5 PPG) and Emeka Okafor (8.7 PPG) to benefit for the Hornets with the absence of Camby.
The Blazers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games. Portland is 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest opponents. The Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite. Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. Bet New Orleans Monday.