Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 2-5. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.6 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 113.3 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 4-3. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 109.3, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Brandon Knight averages 11.6 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Damian Lillard averages 32 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Phoenix averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.9 per game. The Suns allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 58.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Portland averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 15th with 15 per game. The Blazers allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 99.3 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -8.5
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