The Hornets (-130) are favored by 2 points against the Blazers (+108) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line is 212 points.

Portland has lost 10 straight games and is 14th in the Western Conference with a 19-56 record. Charlotte is 13th in the East at 18-57 and has lost three in a row.


The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +2

This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 103-102 in favor of the Hornets.
  • Our projections have Miles Bridges finishing with Miles Bridges points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hornets finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.1% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will Portland Come Through as Road Underdogs?

As 2-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have lost 10 straight games as the underdog. This season, they have been the underdog in 69 of their 75 games. In those games, they are 18-51 straight-up and 34-34 against the spread.

This season, the Trail Blazers have an average scoring differential of -9.1 points per game as the underdog. On the road, their scoring differential is -11.4 points per game, and they are 8-29 on the road.

Portland’s O/U record for the season is 37-37-1, and their games have averaged a combined 223.2 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 212, and 67 of their games have had higher O/U lines.

In their last game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Magic by a score of 104-103. They were 17.5-point underdogs in that game. The O/U line for that game was 210.5.

Overall, the Trail Blazers are 19-56 this season, which is 14th in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 8-40 and 1-15 against their division. The Trail Blazers’ ATS record for the season is 35-39, including a 19-18 mark on the road.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the league at 107.2 points per game. In terms of their scoring on the road, they are 29th at 105.6 points per game.

So far this season, Portland has been below the NBA scoring average in 74.7% of their games. They are also currently on a four-game streak of scoring less than their own scoring average.

In terms of shooting, the Trail Blazers are 29th in the league in field goal percentage at 44%. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 24th in the league at 35%.

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 116.0 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Trail Blazers are causing 14.5 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 25th in rejections, averaging 4.4 blocked shots each game.

Will Charlotte Find a Way to Win at Home?

Charlotte is looking to break a three-game losing streak today against the Trail Blazers. The Hornets are 18-57 on the season and are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Southeast Division.

At home, the Hornets are 10-27 straight-up and have an average scoring differential of -8.3 points per game. Today, they are favored by 2 points and have a 16-19 ATS record at home.

Against the spread, Charlotte has covered in their last two games and have an overall ATS record of 29-44. As the favorite, they are 1-4 ATS this season.

In terms of their O/U record, the Hornets are 37-38 for the season. The over has hit in their last two games and today’s line is set at 212 points. On average, their games have finished with 223.3 points.

In their most recent game, the Hornets lost to the Celtics by a score of 118-104. Charlotte covered the spread as 18.5-point underdogs and the O/U line for the game was 218.5.

At 106.3 points per game, the Hornets are 29th in the NBA in scoring. However, at home, they have averaged 108.1 points per game. So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32% of their games.

When it comes to pace, Charlotte is 25th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hornets are 27th at 45%. From three-point range, they are shooting 35% as a team.

So far this season, the Hornets have made an average of 11.9 three-pointers per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. In terms of free throws, they are last in both attempts and makes per game.

At present, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 22nd, allowing 116.9 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hornets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.1% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.