Portland Trail Blazers at Charlotte Bobcats Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/21/2014
Saturday, March 22, 6:00 PM on CSNW, SPSO
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
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When these two teams met back in January, the Portland Trail Blazers put a stranglehold on the Charlotte Bobcats. The Trail Blazers made their first seven 3-pointers and made 21 altogether to match a franchise high that was set back on December 14, when they beat the Philadelphia 76ers 139-105. This game with 21 3-pointers in it, made Portland the first NBA team to have two games in one season with at least 20 3-pointers. The three point barrage gave the Trail Blazers a 134-104 victory.
Helping out on this 3-point clinic was Damian Lillard. He had 24 points and made all six of his 3-point attempts. The Blazers made 63.6 percent of their 33 shots from behind the arc. The NBA record for 3-pointers in one game is 23. The 21 3's were the most the Bobcats had allowed in franchise history and handed them their season high fifth straight loss. Chris Douglas-Roberts came off the bench to lead the Bobcats with his season high 20 points and Al Jefferson helped out by adding 19 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 10 points and 15 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season for Portland.
The Bobcats have been a defensive force this season. They have held their opponents to 100 points or fewer 24 times, and they came into the game against the Blazers ranked third in the league in points allowed, with an average of 98.3 per game.
Portland is 20-14-0 ATS on the road this season
Portland is 21-13-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Charlotte is 19-14-1 ATS at home this season
Charlotte is 12-21-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/19/14 C LaMarcus Aldridge Back questionable
02/11/14 F Joel Freeland Knee out 4-8 weeks
12/21/13 G Jeffery Taylor Achilles out for season
10/25/13 C Brendan Haywood Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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