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Portland Trailblazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 1-12-2018 - Pick and Prediction
A pair of Western Conference foes battling for playoff position lock up in the Big Easy. The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road again as they travel to face the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night. Portland dropped a 121-112 decision on the road to the Rockets Wednesday night. New Orleans is coming off a 105-102 road loss to Memphis in their last contest Wednesday. The Trail Blazers have a 29-24 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams: they?ve split two meetings this season with the Pelicans taking a 123-116 win in Portland in the last matchup on December 2.
The Portland Trail Blazers hit the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans for a Friday night contest. The teams have split their two meetings this season. On Dec. 2, the Pelicans beat the Trail Blazers 123-116. DeMarcus Cousins led the Pelicans with 38 points and eight rebounds. Portland has won three of their last four games. The Trail Blazers are only 21st in the league in scoring (103.5 ppg), but they're seventh in defense (102.4 ppg). Damian Lillard leads Portland as he is averaging 25 points and 6.4 assists. New Orleans has split their last four games. The team ranks fourth in the league in scoring (110.6 ppg). Cousins leads the Pelicans as he is putting up 25.9 points and 12.4 rebounds. Can Lillard lead Portland to a big road victory?
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