*10* SUPER POWER ~ 3-0 MONDAY! OUTRAGEOUS 13-2 NBA RUN!
Portland vs. New Orleans,
02/11/2020 20:00 EDT,
Score: 117 - 138
Point Spread: -2½/-110 New Orleans
10* New Orleans (8:05 ET): Since Zion Williamson debuted, the Pelicans have gone 5-4 SU. They’ve won B2B games, putting up 124 and 125 pts in road wins over Indiana and Chicago. Ironically, Williamson did not play in Saturday’s win over the Pacers, nor did All-Star Brandon Ingram. At least Williamson will return tonight for a key home game against a Portland team that has won six of eight and is 2.5 games ahead of New Orleans in the standings. The Pelicans are 2-0 SU/ATS vs. the Blazers this year, both wins coming before X-Mas and thus w/o Williamson.
As stated above, New Orleans isn’t the only team surging here. Portland has won six of eight. But those two losses have something in common in that they were both on the road. Exactly one week ago, we faded them at Denver and they lost by 28 points. Then came a controversial loss in Utah where Damian Lillard was robbed of a potential GW basket when an obvious goaltending was not called. It must be mentioned that the Blazers are still only 10-18 SU on the road this season.
New Orleans is 7-1 ATS this season when playing with two days rest. That win in Indiana took place Saturday. Again, this is a really key game as the Pelicans need to jump three teams, Portland among them, to get the #8 seed in the Western Conference. Despite the slow start to the season, NO very much has a similar statistical profile to the teams they are competing with. That loss in Denver last week showed how much the Blazers’ scoring drops off on the road. 10* New Orleans