Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 10 point favorites and the total is set at 216. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 14-20. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 26-6. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.1 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 24.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Portland averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 111.5 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 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 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 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
San Antonio averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 113.3. In terms of pace they average 97.5 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 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 111.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 13-21-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 20-14-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 19-13-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-14-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Damian Lillard Ankle "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/16 F Kawhi Leonard Illness missed last game, probable Friday vs. Portland
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -10
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