New Orleans hosts conference foe Portland

Portland Trail Blazers (8-3, third in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (6-5, eighth in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pelicans -6.5; over/under is 225.5

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans plays Portland in a matchup of Western Conference teams.

New Orleans went 25-27 in Western Conference play and 19-22 at home during the 2021-22 season. The Pelicans allowed opponents to score 110.3 points per game and shoot 47.1% from the field last season.

Portland finished 27-55 overall and 11-41 in Western Conference play during the 2021-22 season. The Trail Blazers gave up 115.1 points per game while committing 21.1 fouls last season.

INJURIES: Pelicans: E.J. Liddell: out (right knee), Garrett Temple: out (personal), Kira Lewis Jr.: out (knee), Larry Nance Jr.: out (knee).

Trail Blazers: Keon Johnson: day to day (hip), Jusuf Nurkic: day to day (adductor), Gary Payton II: out (core), Olivier Sarr: out (wrist), Jerami Grant: day to day (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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