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NBA : ATS Matchup
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NEW ORLEANS (21 - 24) at PORTLAND (27 - 19)
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Friday, 1/18/2019 10:35 PM
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563NEW ORLEANS232.5233
NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games21-24-5.920-2423-21117.559.648.0%55.1115.560.646.4%52.6
Road Games6-18-119-1413-11115.659.947.4%55.0117.161.846.2%54.5
Last 5 Games3-2-0.23-12-3124.260.249.1%52.0118.659.446.3%52.8
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)117.559.644-9148.0%10-2835.9%20-2677.7%551127228146
vs opponents surrendering110.655.541-8946.0%11-3135.3%18-2376.5%541024228145
Team Stats (Road Games)115.659.943-9147.4%10-2835.5%19-2576.7%551127227145
Stats Against (All Games)115.560.642-9146.4%12-3436.9%19-2575.6%531125238135
vs opponents averaging110.755.641-8945.9%11-3135.7%18-2476.6%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)117.161.842-9246.2%13-3437.4%19-2675.4%541127229126

PORTLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games27-19+7.424-2221-25112.255.546.0%55.8110.053.345.6%51.7
Home Games19-7+8.116-1011-15115.058.747.4%58.0107.052.844.1%49.4
Last 5 Games3-204-14-1120.058.450.1%49.8110.253.447.5%47.8
PORTLAND Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)112.255.541-9046.0%11-3135.9%19-2381.4%561122206145
vs opponents surrendering110.555.741-8945.8%11-3135.5%18-2376.5%541024218145
Team Stats (Home Games)115.058.743-9047.4%12-3236.1%18-2280.2%581223206145
Stats Against (All Games)110.053.341-9145.6%11-3036.9%16-2275.0%521023208125
vs opponents averaging111.15641-8946.2%11-3135.8%18-2376.5%531024218145
Stats Against (Home Games)107.052.840-9144.1%10-2935.8%17-2277.7%491022207115
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ORLEANS 95.6,  PORTLAND 96.2
NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
12/9/2018@ DETROIT116-108W-2.5W224.5U42-7953.2%481843-9843.9%5810
12/10/2018@ BOSTON100-113L2.5L222.5U39-8744.8%481344-9048.9%5713
12/12/2018OKLAHOMA CITY118-114W2.5W234U45-9746.4%631742-8748.3%5018
12/19/2018@ MILWAUKEE115-123L8.5W230O43-9246.7%491543-8550.6%5314
12/21/2018@ LA LAKERS104-112L5L235.5U44-10243.1%611243-9246.7%6112
12/23/2018@ SACRAMENTO117-122L-1L238O44-9446.8%631242-10042.0%599
12/26/2018@ DALLAS119-122L2.5L228.5O42-9046.7%501039-8148.1%5312
1/2/2019@ BROOKLYN121-126L-2L230O46-8752.9%491247-9350.5%5110
1/5/2019@ CLEVELAND133-98W-9W222.5O47-8158.0%501436-8840.9%4417
1/12/2019@ MINNESOTA106-110L-1.5L237.5U40-8845.5%541540-9343.0%5513
1/14/2019@ LA CLIPPERS121-117W-1.5W240.5U46-10543.8%59641-8647.7%5916
1/16/2019@ GOLDEN STATE140-147L7T243O47-9848.0%511049-10248.0%6510
1/18/2019@ PORTLAND              
1/21/2019@ MEMPHIS              
1/24/2019@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
1/26/2019SAN ANTONIO              
1/29/2019@ HOUSTON              
2/2/2019@ SAN ANTONIO              

PORTLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
12/11/2018@ HOUSTON103-111L6.5L220U38-8743.7%551442-8549.4%507
12/12/2018@ MEMPHIS83-92L3L202U32-8736.8%571434-8241.5%5712
12/17/2018@ LA CLIPPERS131-127W1W217.5O47-8654.7%431142-8350.6%4710
12/25/2018@ UTAH96-117L7L214.5U35-8939.3%501246-8355.4%6117
12/27/2018@ GOLDEN STATE110-109W9W227U38-10536.2%661445-10642.5%7315
12/29/2018GOLDEN STATE105-115L5L227U39-9142.9%551340-8050.0%4612
1/1/2019@ SACRAMENTO113-108W-1W229.5U39-9043.3%631844-11538.3%6613
1/4/2019OKLAHOMA CITY109-111L-1L223.5U41-9543.2%571240-9442.6%5710
1/7/2019NEW YORK111-101W-11.5L222.5U40-8547.1%591436-8940.4%5311
1/13/2019@ DENVER113-116L5W216.5O40-8845.5%45945-8155.6%4311
1/14/2019@ SACRAMENTO107-115L2L228U37-9240.2%531443-8749.4%5713
1/18/2019NEW ORLEANS              
1/21/2019@ UTAH              
1/22/2019@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
1/24/2019@ PHOENIX              
NEW ORLEANS: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Alvin Gentry (fourth season, 16th NBA season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Elfrid Payton (12.7 ppg, Orlando/Phoenix), G Jrue Holiday (19 ppg), F E'Twaun Moore (12.5 ppg), F Anthony Davis, (28.1 ppg), C Julius Randle (16.1 ppg, Lakers).
KEY LOSSES: C-F DeMarcus Cousins, G Rajon Rondo
KEY ADDITIONS: Randle, Payton
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Davis and Holiday played the best basketball of their careers last season and provide the Pelicans hope of returning to the playoffs. Davis has continued working on building his physique and strength with the expectation that he might have to play more at center now the Cousins is out of the picture. Davis also says his goal is to prove he is the most dominant player in the NBA. Holiday thrived last season when he was able to play more at shooting guard, allowing him to focus more on scoring and crunch-time defending than setting up the offense. The acquisition of Payton should allow Holiday to resume that role.
OUTLOOK: While it's hard to replace Cousins and Rondo, general manager Dell Demps is hoping Randle and Payton wind up being better fits because of their relative youth, defensive play and ability to thrive in an up-tempo offense. Gentry has said he wants the Pelicans to play even faster than their NBA-leading pace last season. It just might work. New Orleans' top three front court players 'Davis, Randle and Nikola Mirotic' all have shown they can be effective playing that way.
PORTLAND: LAST SEASON: 49-33, lost in first round.
COACH: Terry Stotts (seventh season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Damian Lillard (26.9 ppg), G CJ McCollum (21.4 ppg), F Al-Farouq Aminu (9.3 ppg), F Maurice Harkless, (6.5 ppg), C Jusuf Nurkic (14.3 ppg).
KEY LOSSES: F Ed Davis, G Shabazz Napier
KEY ADDITIONS: G Seth Curry PLAYER TO WATCH: Zach Collins. Now in his second year, the 7-footer out of Gonzaga appears poised for a breakout. He'll be watched after the departure of Davis, who was the spark off the bench for the Blazers last season. Davis was prized for his defense, and Collins seems to have the same impact. A plus was Collins' performance in the NBA Summer League.
OUTLOOK: The Trail Blazers have one of the best backcourts in the league with Lillard and McCollum, but they're up against a Western Conference field that includes the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, as well as the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers. The Blazers are likely still a playoff team, but they're in a crowded group sitting just below the sure-bets. Like last year, a lot will depend on how the core of Lillard, McCollum and Nurkic perform.
Trail Blazers aim to make things difficult for Davis, Pelicans

The Trail Blazers understand what they'll be up against Friday night when Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans visit Portland for a Western Conference encounter.

The 6-11 Davis ranks third in the NBA in scoring (29.4) and rebounds (13.4) and second in blocked shots (2.6). The perennial All-Star is on a short list among contenders for the annual Most Valuable Player Award.

"He can score in so many ways," Portland center Zach Collins said. "He'll back you down, ball handle, score on dribble pull-ups, floaters, fadeaways. He's a really good, versatile offensive player, and he's really good at the defensive end, too -- a great rim protector. When you drive in the paint, you know he's coming. He does it on both ends."

"Everything revolves around A.D." Portland guard CJ McCollum said. "We have to make it as difficult as possible. He changes the game at both ends."

New Orleans has been playing better of late, having won four of its last six games. The Pelicans put a scare into Golden State, leading much of the way before falling 147-140 in Oakland on Wednesday, with Davis going for 30 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists.

Nikola Mirotic came off the bench for 21 of his 29 points in the first half, Jrue Holiday scored 25 points and Julius Randle added 23 for the Pelicans against Golden State.

"We played well, but when you play the (defending NBA) champs, there is going to be an eb and flow to the game," New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry told the media afterward. "(The Warriors) made some really tough shots down the stretch. ... That's why they're a championship team."

Portland comes in off an easy 129-112 home victory over Cleveland. Guard Damian Lillard led the way with 33 points in 32 minutes and center Jusuf Nurkic picked up his first career triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The 7-foot Bosnian, who also had five blocked shots in his 28 minutes, said he didn't want to get a triple-double artificially.

"I don't mess with the stats," he said. "Sometimes the stats are not showing what people can do."

Did the triple-double mean anything to him?

"People say you always remember the first," he said. "But if we'd lost, I'd be mad as hell. I'm just trying to help my team to win."

Lillard said the triple-double displays the versatility Nurkic has in his game.

"When he first got here, everybody saw how he can pass out of the post, how he could score in the post and how he could rebound," he said. "But this shows his growth in our offense, how much we are able to count on him to make plays and handle the ball up top.

"We've developed a trust in giving him the opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and we know that something good is going to come from it."

The Trail Blazers haven't forgotten getting swept by the Pelicans in the first round of last year's playoffs.

"We know they have some really good players," Collins said. "They always play hard. It's not a team we take lightly. We'll be ready."

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 7/6/2020 9:26:34 AM EST

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