Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 33-47. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 41-40. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 108.5, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-41-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-43-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 40-41-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 44-37-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
04/10/17 F/C DeMarcus Cousins Achilles expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
04/10/17 F Anthony Davis Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
04/10/17 G E'Twaun Moore Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
04/10/17 G Allen Crabbe Foot "?" Wednesday vs. New Orleans
03/31/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg out indefinitely
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Demarcus Cousins comes into this game averaging 27 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Anthony Davis averages 28 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
C.J. McCollum averages 23 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.6 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 91%. Damian Lillard averages 27 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
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Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.04 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.49 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 17th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 98 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 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110.4 and they have a defensive rating of 110.9. They get 96.6 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 32% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +4
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