Joe D'Amico's NBA Power House Winner
New Orleans vs. Portland,
03/05/2012 22:00 EDT,
Score: 74 - 86
Point Spread: +10½/-110 New Orleans
Today's winner is New Orleans over Portland. This is my Power House Winner.
New Orleans has been rising to the occasion on the road lately, covering 6 straight as a visitor. The team should have Trevor Ariza back on the court after missing 2 games with the flu. The newly-changed lineup seems to have brought chemistry to the Hornets. On the flip-side, Portland's new lineup changes aren't working. The Blazers have lost and failed to cover their L3, including back-to-back games at home. Portland is now under .500 for the first time this season. Obviously, the injury-plagued Greg Oden is out for the season and with Marcus Camby questionable due to a neck injury. The Trailblazers are hurting. There is no way they should be a DD favorite. The road team is 8-3 ATS their L11 meetings. The Blazers are 2-6 ATS their L8 games played at home, 1-4 ATS their L5 games vs. the Western Conference, and 1-4 ATS their L5 games played at home. The Hornets are 6-0 ATS their L6 games played on the road, 8-1 ATS their L9 games played as a 'dog, and 8-2 ATS their L10 games played overall. Take New Orleans. Thank you.