Friday, November 18, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 2-10. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of -7.3.
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Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 29.8 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Anthony Davis averages 30.5 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Tim Frazier averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Portland averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 59.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
New Orleans averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 12th with 13.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Pelicans force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 110.3. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 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 Pelicans rating on offense is 99.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 8-4-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-7-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/17/16 F Anthony Davis Back "?" Friday vs. Portland
11/15/16 PG Jrue Holiday Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Portland
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +7
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