Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 4 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 23-25. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 21-28. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 110.2, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Cody Zeller averages 10.9 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
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Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 5.9 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 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 103.6 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 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Portland averages 107.6 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 14th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.7. They get 97.4 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 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-26-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 25-23-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 21-28-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 28-21-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/30/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
01/30/17 G Jeremy Lamb Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
01/30/17 F Ed Davis Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Charlotte
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -4
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