At 9:00 ET, the Trail Blazers (-150) will host the Hornets (+124) in a non-conference matchup. Portland is currently favored by 3 points and the over/under line is set at 215.5.

The Hornets (14-42) are 13th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Southeast Division. The Trail Blazers (15-40) are 14th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Northwest Division. Portland has lost 7 consecutive games.


The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers -3

This game will be played at Moda Center at 9:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 90-86 in favor of the Trail Blazers.
  • Our projections have Anfernee Simons finishing with Anfernee Simons points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Trail Blazers finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.6% and knocking down 10 threes.

Can Charlotte Lock in a Road Win?

In Charlotte’s last game, they lost to the Warriors by a score of 97-84. The O/U line for that game was 229 points. The Hornets were 12.5-point underdogs going into the game.

Charlotte has an O/U record of 28-28 for the season, and the team has hit the under in their last four games. On average, their games have seen 227.1 points scored, compared to today’s line of 215.5.

On the road this season, the Hornets are 9-18 ATS and 6-21 straight-up. Their ATS record for the season is 21-33, and they have lost three straight games on the road.

The Hornets are 14-42 overall this season, which puts them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-25 and 4-6 against their division.

Charlotte has been the underdog in 52 of their 56 games this season and are 12-40 straight-up as the underdog. Today, they are getting three points as the underdog.

So far this season, the Hornets have been one of the worst offensive teams in the league, ranking 28th in scoring at 108.3 points per game. In terms of their three-point shooting, they have hit 36% of their attempts, which is 19th in the NBA.

On average, Charlotte has made 12.1 three-pointers per game, which is 19th in the league. When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Hornets are last in the NBA in both attempts and makes.

In terms of their overall field goal percentage, the Hornets are 27th at 45%. When it comes to two-point shooting, they are 28th in the league at 51%.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hornets is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 118.8 points per game (24th). Charlotte’s defense is currently forcing 13.1 turnovers per game, which is 19th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 22nd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.7 rejections per game.

Can Portland Pull Off a Home Win?

In their last game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Nuggets by a score of 127-112. The combined scoring total of 239 points was well above the O/U line of 215.5.

Portland has an O/U record of 25-29-1 this season, and the team has gone over the O/U line in their last three games. Today’s O/U line of 215.5 is lower than all but one of their games this season.

This season, the Trail Blazers are 25-30 against the spread and have failed to cover the spread in their last five games. As the favorite, they are 1-4 ATS and 11-16 ATS at home.

In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are in 14th place with a record of 15-40. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 6-32 and 1-12 against teams in the Northwest Division.

On average, Portland’s games have seen 224.8 points scored, and today’s O/U line of 215.5 is lower than their season average of 226.2.

At home, the Trail Blazers are averaging 110.0 points per game, which is 28th in the league. Overall, they are 29th in scoring at 107.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Portland is 20th in the NBA at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Blazers are last in the league at 44%. They are also 30th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Portland is hitting 35% of their threes, which is 26th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers have made an average of 11.7 three-pointers per game, which is 24th in the league. In terms of assists, Portland is last in the NBA at 22.7 per game.

Currently, the Trail Blazers’ defense holds the 17th rank in the NBA, allowing 116.9 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.8% while allowing 34.7% from downtown.