Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 35-33 and a road record of 14-21. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 104 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. Portland is 9-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-18. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 57-10 and a home record of 33-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 92.2, good for a point differential of 12.4. San Antonio has a division record of 10-2 and a conference record of 35-5. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.2 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 20.7 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Portland averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 103.4 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 17th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 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 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 92.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 100.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 95.5 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 Spurs score 105.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.6 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 97.8. They get 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 38-30-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 38-29-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-27-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-37-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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