Friday, December 18, 2015
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
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The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 11-16 and a road record of 5-10. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 8-4. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 98.5, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.5 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 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 19.9 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Victor Oladipo averages 13.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tobias Harris averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Portland averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.3 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.1 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 14th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.2 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.
Orlando averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 19th with 15.2 per game. The Magic allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Magic force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 14-12-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 17-7-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/17/15 PG Damian Lillard Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Orlando
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/17/15 G Victor Oladipo Jaw probable Friday vs. Portland
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando
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