Portland vs New Orleans by FairPlayBet
I simply do not like the Pelicans. IMO this is wrongly selected team. Yes they maybe have the best center in the league in face of Anthony Davis but since they got late in last season also DeMarcus Cousins, this does not look very well. Two such powerful players to say on the same position. It is not exactly very best. Of course both of them have great numbers, they are averaging around 60 pts combined but exactly this IMO cost this team. Namely rest of the team suffers. They simply are without some other player who can play some major role when needed. Plus they are weak on play-maker position since Rajon Rondo will be out for at least one more month. Overall, defense is major concern for New Orleans right now.
The Pelicans are 1-2 so far with only win achieved against LA Lakers, so not against too serious team. Plus on the mentioned games Pelicans barely won after almost ruined very big lead.
As for Portland, their roster does not look bad at all. This team is strong both, on center as well on the guard. Guard Damian Lillard is of course great, one real scoring machine. Plus on center they have Jusuf Nurkic who made great move with trade from Nuggets to Trail Blazers late in the last season.
Also note that for Portland who is 2-1 this is first home game while they were successful in every home season opener in last 17 years.
I'm willing to risk here with home team.
|Portland ML||Pinnacle||1.52||8||103-93 WON (+4.16 units)|
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