Saturday, April 1, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 12 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 22-54. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 112.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 37-38. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 37-37-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 44-31-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 35-40-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 41-34-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/31/17 G Leandro Barbosa Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Portland
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. T.J. Warren averages 14.1 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
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C.J. McCollum averages 23.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 26.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.82 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.75 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 6th in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 13th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 111.8. In terms of pace they average 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.9. They get 96.9 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 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -12
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