Monday, December 14, 2015
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, December 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has Portland as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 6-17 and a road record of 1-11. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 10-15 and a home record of 5-6. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 18 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.4 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
New Orleans averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14 per game. The Pelicans allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Portland averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 18th with 15.2 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 8-15-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-12-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 14-10-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/13/15 F Ryan Anderson Illness "?" Monday vs. Portland
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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