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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers on Tuesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Tuesday’s matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers.

Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 12, 2021 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

In the second game on TNT, the New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET. These two teams first played each other on Feb. 18, where the Blazers escaped with a 126-124 win.

The Pelicans are coming into the contest on a two-game winning streak after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 135-115 on Sunday night. In their last two wins, the Pels are averaging 125.5 points game, while holding their opponents to 98.5 points. They have a record of 5-5 in their last 10 games.

On Sunday night, The Trail Blazers lost 114-112 to the Minnesota Timberwolves after beating the previous night by four points. Despite the defeat, Portland has won three out of their last five games and are 4-6 in their last 10.

Can the Pelicans extend their winning streak to three games? Or will Damian Lillard lead the Blazers to the fourth win in six games? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Trail Blazers -2

The line for Tuesday night’s game is set at two points, with the Trail Blazers being favored at home. New Orleans is coming off a 20-point victory over the Clippers, where the combo of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram outscored the duo of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard 50-38. Additionally, the Pels also got 20 points, eight assists, and five rebounds from Lonzo Ball, while the bench contributed 43 points. They also shot 65.4% from the field and 46.2% from three-point range.

This season, New Orleans has a record of 7-10 against the spread on the road. But they are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Portland. However, the Pelicans have a record of 1-6 ATS in their last seven games versus teams from the Northwest Division.

Portland is coming off a two-point loss to the Timberwolves over the weekend, but will be getting back CJ McCollum for Tuesday night. McCollum missed the last 25 games with a foot fracture, which led to Portland leaning on the likes of Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons.

With the Blazers getting back McCollum, it gives them another reliable scorer, who can not only create his own shot, but also create offense for others. Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last five games and 7-11 against the spread at home. Additionally, the Trail Blazers have a record of 2-3 against the spread in their last five home contests.

Player Prop: Brandon Ingram O2.5 three-pointers made (+108)

This is a player prop that could easily become even money the closer we get to game time at 10 p.m. ET. This season, Ingram is having another solid season, averaging 23.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. He is also shooting 47.8% from the field and 38% percent from three-point range on 6.2 attempts per game.

The 23-year-old has gone over 2.5 three-pointers made in only 19 out of 39 games played. In the Pelicans’ last five games, Ingram has only made 2.0 threes made, but has made three three-pointers in back-to-back games. This season, Portland’s three-point defense has been less than stellar, allowing their opponents to shoot 37.2%. In their last three games, they’ve allowed teams to shoot an astounding 40.2% from behind the arc.

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