Sunday, May 1, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
The Trail Blazers had a regular season record of 44-38 and a road record of 16-25. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 0.8 as they averaged 105.1 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Portland was 11-5 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 29-23. The Warriors had a regular season record of 73-9 and a home record of 39-2. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 114.9 points per game and surrendered 104.1, good for a point differential of 10.8. Golden State had a division record of 15-1 and a conference record of 46-6.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest after averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulled down 4 rebounds per game and dished out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage was at 89%. C.J. McCollum averaged 20.8 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 4.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 83%.
Klay Thompson averaged 22.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabbed 3.8 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was at 87%. Draymond Green averaged 14 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 9.5 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was 70%.
Portland averaged 104.6 points per contest this season which ranked them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 0.7 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 4th in the league. They averaged 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranked them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allowed 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.6 rebounds a game which ranked 19th and they gave up 21.4 assists per contest which put them in 8th place in the league. They forced 13.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 25th in the league.
Golden State averaged 114.6 points per game this year which ranked them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 11.2 and their shooting percentage was 49% as a team which had them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 42% which was good for 1st in the NBA. They averaged 53.8 rebounds per game and 28.9 assists per contest which ranked them 6th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors ranked 24th with 15.1 per game. The Warriors allowed 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 18th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 52.9 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 22 assists per contest which put them in 15th place in the league. The Warriors forced 14.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers averaged 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Trail Blazers had an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they averaged 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 51%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Warriors scored 115.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 110.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 19.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 15 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense was 114.5 and they had a defensive rating of 103.8. They had 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempted 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turned the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers were 44-38-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers were 44-37-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-36-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/25/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out for season
Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/29/16 PG Stephen Curry Knee expected to miss 2 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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