Monday, February 13, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Monday, February 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 3 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 31-23. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 23-31. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per game and surrendering 110.1, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.4 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Atlanta averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Portland averages 107.7 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.39 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 97.2 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 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 97.2 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 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.3 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 51%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 27-27-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-29-1 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-32-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 31-23-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
02/12/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Monday vs. Portland
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -3
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