Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 25-17 and a road record of 10-10. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 19-25 and a home record of 10-9. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 18.4 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.4 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Atlanta averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Portland averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 20th with 15 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-20-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-20-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 23-21-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 24-19-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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