Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 13-15. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 23-4. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.3 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 11.7.
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 27.7 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kevin Durant averages 25.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Stephen Curry averages 24.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Portland averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Golden State averages 117.3 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 31.4 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 112.9. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 116.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-17-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 19-9-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/16/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Back is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Golden State
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/16/16 F David West Hip is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Portland
12/16/16 C Zaza Pachulia Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Portland
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -13.5
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