Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 11-18 and a road record of 5-12. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 9-6. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 1.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.1 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Paul Millsap averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Portland averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Atlanta averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Hawks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Hawks force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 15-13-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/19/15 PG Jeff Teague Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Orlando
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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