Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 17


By Lester Mackay | December 16, 2021, 3:42 pm

The Portland Trail Blazers (11-18) face the Charlotte Hornets (16-14) on December 17, 2021 at Moda Center. The Trail Blazers are favored by 1.5 points as they look to snap out of a funk. They’re losers of seven in a row and are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The matchup’s over/under is set at 226.5.

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Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets.

Trail Blazers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Portland

  • Portland is 10-18-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Trail Blazers have a 9-8-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 1.5 points or more.
  • Portland has gone over in 14 of its 29 games with a set total (48.3%).
  • This season, Portland and its opponents have combined to outscore Friday’s total of 226.5 points 10 times.
  • The Trail Blazers have seen a 220.8 average over/under in their games this season, 5.7 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Trail Blazers have won 11 of the 19 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (57.9%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -120 or shorter, Portland has a record of 11-7 (61.1%).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Trail Blazers’ implied win probability is 54.5%.

Key players for Portland

  • Jusuf Nurkic: 13.4 PTS, 10.3 REB, 1.1 STL, 57.4 FG%, 21.7 3PT% (5-for-23)
  • Damian Lillard: 22.0 PTS, 7.7 AST, 38.4 FG%, 30.5 3PT% (68-for-223)
  • CJ McCollum: 20.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 42.4 FG%, 39.3 3PT% (77-for-196)
  • Norman Powell: 17.8 PTS, 46.6 FG%, 40.3 3PT% (50-for-124)
  • Robert Covington: 6.4 PTS, 1.2 STL, 1.1 BLK, 38.7 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (44-for-132)

Trail Blazers Injuries: Cody Zeller: Out (Knee), CJ McCollum: Out (Lung), Tony Snell: Day To Day (Personal)

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Hornets stats and betting info

Betting trends for Charlotte

  • Portland is 10-18-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Trail Blazers are 9-8-1 against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more this season.
  • In Portland’s 29 games with a set total, 14 have hit the over (48.3%).
  • There have been 16 Charlotte games that have ended with a combined score over 226.5 points this season.
  • A difference of 2.3 points separates this matchup’s over/under (226.5 points) and the average total points bet in Hornets’ games (224.2 points) this season.
  • This season, the Hornets have won 11 out of the 23 games, or 47.8%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Charlotte is 10-12 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +100 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 50.0% chance of a victory for the Hornets.

Key players for Charlotte

  • Miles Bridges: 19.8 PTS, 7.3 REB, 1.1 STL, 47.0 FG%, 32.8 3PT% (60-for-183)
  • LaMelo Ball: 20.0 PTS, 7.7 REB, 8.3 AST, 1.9 STL, 41.8 FG%, 39.1 3PT% (70-for-179)
  • Gordon Hayward: 18.4 PTS, 47.0 FG%, 40.3 3PT% (56-for-139)
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.: 16.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 46.0 FG%, 38.6 3PT% (88-for-228)
  • Cody Martin: 9.3 PTS, 1.4 STL, 50.0 FG%, 50.0 3PT% (33-for-66)

Hornets Injuries: LaMelo Ball: Out (Health and safety protocols)

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