Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 15-41 and a road record of 4-19. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7 as they are averaging 96.5 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. Brooklyn is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-25. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 29-27 and a home record of 18-11. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 1.2. Portland has a division record of 9-3 and a conference record of 23-15. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Damian Lillard averages 25 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Brooklyn averages 96.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Portland averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Nets average 95.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 101.7 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Trail Blazers score 106.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 122.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 16.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.8 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-28-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-28-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 32-24-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 30-25-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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