Friday, March 11, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 228.5.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 34-31 and a road record of 14-19. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Portland is 9-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 57-6 and a home record of 28-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.1 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 10.9. Golden State has a division record of 13-1 and a conference record of 33-4. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.8 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.4 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Draymond Green averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Portland averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.1 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% 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 54 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 24th with 15.4 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 100.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Warriors score 114.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.1 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 37-28-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 36-28-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 33-27-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 36-26-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
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