Thursday, March 9, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 10 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 23-40. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 27-35. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 110.4, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Robert Covington comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jahlil Okafor averages 11.5 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
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Damian Lillard averages 26 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5 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 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Philadelphia averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Portland averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.21 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 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 17th with 13.9 per game. The Blazers allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 98.5 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 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 112.2. They get 97.1 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 12.6 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%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 38-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-31-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 26-36-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 36-26-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/07/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Portland
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -10
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