Wednesday, November 2, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 111.3 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 0-4. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 112, good for a point differential of -11.5.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 35 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.3 points per game in 38 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Brandon Knight averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Portland averages 111.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Blazers allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 16.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 24th with 16.5 per game. The Suns allow 112 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Suns force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%.
The Suns rating on offense is 95.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 102.5 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 24% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Phoenix Suns Injuries
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Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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