New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 1-2. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 110.0 points per contest while giving up 114.3 per game. The Blazers have an overall record of 2-1. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 116.0 points per game and surrendering 95.0, good for a point differential of 21.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-1-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 2-0-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/03/17 F Noah Vonleh Shoulder out indefinitely
Demarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28.3 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Anthony Davis averages 31.7 points per game in 39.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 17.3 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Damian Lillard averages 23.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 95%. C.J. McCollum averages 27 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 110 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.33 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 18.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 7th in the league with 116 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 21. They shoot 49% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 50 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Blazers are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Blazers surrender 95 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 15.7 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season.
The Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. New Orleans is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Portland is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 25th in the league. The Blazers are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 118.6, and their defensive rating of 97.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -3.5
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