Friday, May 20 2022

Who’s Playing

Portland @ New Orleans

Current Records: Portland 13-18; New Orleans 10-21

What to Know

The New Orleans Pelicans haven’t won a contest against the Portland Trail Blazers since Feb. 21 of last year, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Tuesday. New Orleans will take on Portland at 8 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center after having had a few days off. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Pelicans ultimately got the result they were hoping for this past Friday with a 116-112 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. New Orleans can attribute much of their success to point guard Devonte’ Graham, who shot 8-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 26 points.

Meanwhile, Rip City didn’t have too much breathing room in their game with the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, but they still walked away with a 105-100 win. Portland’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of point guard Damian Lillard, who had 32 points and five assists along with five boards, and small forward Norman Powell, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 28 points.

New Orleans is now 10-21 while the Trail Blazers sit at 13-18. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Pelicans have only been able to knock down 43.50% percent of their shots, which is the fifth lowest field goal percentage in the league. Rip City has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 47% from the floor on average, which is the fifth highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: Bally Sports – New Orleans
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Trail Blazers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

New Orleans have won 14 out of their last 26 games against Portland.

  • Mar 18, 2021 – Portland 101 vs. New Orleans 93
  • Mar 16, 2021 – Portland 125 vs. New Orleans 124
  • Feb 17, 2021 – Portland 126 vs. New Orleans 124
  • Feb 21, 2020 – New Orleans 128 vs. Portland 115
  • Feb 11, 2020 – New Orleans 138 vs. Portland 117
  • Dec 23, 2019 – New Orleans 102 vs. Portland 94
  • Nov 19, 2019 – New Orleans 115 vs. Portland 104
  • Mar 15, 2019 – Portland 122 vs. New Orleans 110
  • Jan 18, 2019 – Portland 128 vs. New Orleans 112
  • Nov 01, 2018 – Portland 132 vs. New Orleans 119
  • Apr 21, 2018 – New Orleans 131 vs. Portland 123
  • Apr 19, 2018 – New Orleans 119 vs. Portland 102
  • Apr 17, 2018 – New Orleans 111 vs. Portland 102
  • Apr 14, 2018 – New Orleans 97 vs. Portland 95
  • Mar 27, 2018 – Portland 107 vs. New Orleans 103
  • Jan 12, 2018 – New Orleans 119 vs. Portland 113
  • Dec 02, 2017 – New Orleans 123 vs. Portland 116
  • Oct 24, 2017 – Portland 103 vs. New Orleans 93
  • Apr 12, 2017 – New Orleans 103 vs. Portland 100
  • Mar 14, 2017 – New Orleans 100 vs. Portland 77
  • Nov 25, 2016 – Portland 119 vs. New Orleans 104
  • Nov 18, 2016 – New Orleans 113 vs. Portland 101
  • Mar 18, 2016 – Portland 117 vs. New Orleans 112
  • Dec 23, 2015 – New Orleans 115 vs. Portland 89
  • Dec 14, 2015 – Portland 105 vs. New Orleans 101
  • Oct 28, 2015 – Portland 112 vs. New Orleans 94



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