Saturday, May 7, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Warriors lead the series 2-0. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
The Warriors had a regular season record of 73-9 and a road record of 34-7. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 10.8 as they averaged 114.9 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. Golden State was 15-1 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 46-6. The Trail Blazers had a regular season record of 44-38 and a home record of 28-13. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They averaged 105.1 points per game and surrendered 104.3, good for a point differential of 0.8. Portland had a division record of 11-5 and a conference record of 29-23.
Klay Thompson comes into this contest after averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season for the Warriors. He pulled down 3.8 rebounds per game and dished out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage was at 87%. Draymond Green averaged 14 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 7.4 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage was 49% for the year while his free throw percentage was 70%.
Damian Lillard averaged 25.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabbed 4 rebounds per game and had 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was at 89%. C.J. McCollum averaged 20.8 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 83%.
Golden State averaged 114.6 points per contest this season which ranked them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 11.2 and their shooting percentage was 49% as a team which had them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shot 41% which was good for 1st in the league. They averaged 53.8 rebounds per game and 28.8 assists per game which ranked them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 24th with 15 per game. The Warriors allowed 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 18th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.9 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 22 assists per contest which put them in 15th place in the league. They forced 14.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the league.
Portland averaged 104.6 points per game this year which ranked them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 0.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 5th in the NBA. They averaged 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranked them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers ranked 17th with 14.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allowed 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 52.8 rebounds a game which ranked 20th and they gave up 21.4 assists per contest which put them in 10th place in the league. The Trail Blazers forced 13 turnovers per game which ranked them 25th in the NBA.
The Warriors averaged 113.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 7.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18.7 per contest. The Warriors had an offensive rating of 114.5 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they averaged 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 56%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Trail Blazers scored 107.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense was 108.8 and they had a defensive rating of 108. They had 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempted 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turned the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 50%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-36-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers were 44-38-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers were 44-37-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
05/05/16 PG Stephen Curry Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Portland
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/25/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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