Who’s PlayingCharlotte @ PortlandCurrent Records: Charlotte 9-24; Portland 17-16What to KnowThe Portland Trail Blazers will be returning home after a six-game road trip. After a few days’ rest for both teams, they and the Charlotte Hornets will meet up at 10 p.m. ET Dec. 26 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Charlotte should still be riding high after a victory, while the Trail Blazers will be looking to get back in the win column. Portland ended up a good deal behind the Denver Nuggets when they played this past Friday, losing 120-107. Shooting guard Anfernee Simons just could not get things rolling his way, playing for 38 minutes with 6-for-22 shooting. Meanwhile, the Hornets were expected to lose against the Los Angeles Lakers this past Friday, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. Charlotte ultimately received the gift of a 134-130 win from a begrudging Los Angeles squad. The score was all tied up at the break 67-67, but they were the better team in the second half. Among those leading the charge for them was power forward P.J. Washington, who had 24 points in addition to five rebounds. Portland is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past three games, so buyers beware. Portland’s defeat took them down to 17-16 while Charlotte’s win pulled them up to 9-24. Allowing an average of 118.09 points per game, Charlotte hasn’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming matchup. How To WatchWhen: Monday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter — Portland, OregonTV: NBATVOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $45.00OddsThe Trail Blazers are a solid 6-point favorite against the Hornets, 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 6-point spread, and stayed right there.Over/Under: -110See NBA picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
Series HistoryPortland have won ten out of their last 14 games against Charlotte.Nov 09, 2022 – Portland 105 vs. Charlotte 95Dec 17, 2021 – Portland 125 vs. Charlotte 116Oct 31, 2021 – Charlotte 125 vs. Portland 113Apr 18, 2021 – Charlotte 109 vs. Portland 101Mar 01, 2021 – Portland 123 vs. Charlotte 111Jan 13, 2020 – Portland 115 vs. Charlotte 112Mar 03, 2019 – Portland 118 vs. Charlotte 108Jan 11, 2019 – Portland 127 vs. Charlotte 96Feb 08, 2018 – Portland 109 vs. Charlotte 103Dec 16, 2017 – Portland 93 vs. Charlotte 91Jan 31, 2017 – Portland 115 vs. Charlotte 98Jan 18, 2017 – Charlotte 107 vs. Portland 85Jan 29, 2016 – Portland 109 vs. Charlotte 91Nov 15, 2015 – Charlotte 106 vs. Portland 94