New Orleans Hornets at Portland Trailblazers NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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The late night NBA pro basketball game on Sunday will feature the New Orleans Hornets hitting the road to play the Portland Trailblazers on December 16th. The Hornets and Blazers will begin from Portland at 9PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass Channel will carry it live on television.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home club Portland Trailblazers favored by -5 ½ points with an over under total of 186 points. A money line wager on Portland will return -220 odds. Bettors who believe that the New Orleans Hornets can pull out the straight up win can take back +180 odds for their wager on the money line.

The Hornets have been hit with the injury bug this season as the club enters play with a record of 5-17. Scorer Eric Gordon who has faced chronic knee injury problems has been sidelined the entire season. He has been diagnosed with a sore knee. Gordon played just nine games last season and two seasons ago missed 26 games. Rookie Anthony Davis has also missed 13 games this season due to injury. The first year player has averaged 14 points and 7 ½ rebounds in about 28 minutes a night of playing time. With two key scores missing much of the season it has impacted the scoring for the Hornets. The team averages just 91 points a game which is 28th in the NBA. First year guard Austin Rivers has been somewhat of a bust with only 8 points a night in 28 minutes of play and a very poor 35% shooting from the field. Portland started poorly this season and has won two straight to come within two games of .500 at 10-12 on the season. They are the worst team in the league in defensive field goal percentage by allowing 47% shooting to their opponents. Rookie guard Damian Lillard averages 19 points a game along with 6 ½ assists. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Trailblazers with 21 points a night and 8 boards with a shooting percentage of 46.4%. Portland has a home record of 6-4 on the young season.

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