Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 41-37 and a road record of 15-25. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. Portland is 9-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-22. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 31-46 and a home record of 17-21. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107 points per game and surrendering 109, good for a point differential of -2.1. Sacramento has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 17-30. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Portland averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.6 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.
Sacramento averages 107 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.1 per game. The Kings allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Kings force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 101.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 112.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Kings score 108 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.4 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 100 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 43-35-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 43-34-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 36-39-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 39-36-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/25/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out for season
Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/02/16 G Marco Belinelli Foot "?"
04/02/16 F Omri Casspi Hamstring "?"
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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