Friday, November 25, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Friday, November 25, 2016. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 6-10. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 8-9. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 113.4, good for a point differential of -4.5.
Tim Frazier comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Anthony Davis averages 31.3 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
C.J. McCollum averages 21.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 28.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
New Orleans averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Portland averages 108.9 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 13th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 113.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 102.9 and a defensive rating of 104.9. In terms of pace they average 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 112.9. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 8-7-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 5-12-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 11-6-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/22/16 F Terrence Jones Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Atlanta
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -5.5
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