Saturday, January 16, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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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 76ers have an overall record of 4-37 and a home record of 2-16. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 93.3 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -11.9.
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%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
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 14th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th 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.
Philadelphia averages 93.3 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 18.2 per game. The 76ers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th 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
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-23-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 22-18-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
01/14/16 F Maurice Harkless Knee probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
01/15/16 F Jerami Grant Calf missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Portland
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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