Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 6-1. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 89.4, good for a point differential of 14.9.
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Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 32 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Chris Paul averages 19.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 8.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Blake Griffin averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Portland averages 108.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th 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 7th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 5th with 12.7 per game. The Clippers allow 89.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Clippers force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 91.7. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 44%.
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
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-1-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/07/16 PG Damian Lillard Finger probable Tuesday vs. Phoenix
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -8.5
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