Friday, December 23, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The San Antonio Spurs travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 23-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 97.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 13-18. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per game and surrendering 112.8, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Free $60 in Member NBA Picks No Obligation Click Here
Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 23.9 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
C.J. McCollum averages 22.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 27.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
San Antonio averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Portland averages 109.4 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Blazers allow 112.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.6 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 94 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110.5 and they have a defensive rating of 114.1. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-20-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 20-11-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/21/16 G Manu Ginobili Rest expected to miss Thursday vs. LA Clippers
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/22/16 G Evan Turner Foot "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks