Friday, January 15, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 17-24 and a road record of 7-15. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 11-28 and a home record of 7-14. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.6 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.7 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.8 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Portland averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.2 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 21-20-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 23-17-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-18-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-23-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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