Friday, January 29, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, January 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 22-24 and a road record of 6-16. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. Charlotte is 4-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-12. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 21-26 and a home record of 12-10. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of -0.7. Portland has a division record of 7-3 and a conference record of 17-15. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.3 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 7.1 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 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 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%.
Charlotte averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Portland averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th 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 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 104.8. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Trail Blazers score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 110.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.9 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 95 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 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-23-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-24-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 25-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 25-21-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/28/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe "?" Friday vs. Portland
01/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Portland
01/24/16 F Cody Zeller Shoulder out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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