Phoenix Suns at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 10 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 2-3. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -16.2 as they are averaging 101.6 points per contest while giving up 117.8 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 3-2. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.8 points per contest and giving up 96.4, which is a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-1-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/24/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Disciplinary is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/27/17 F Meyers Leonard Ankle is out indefinitely
10/03/17 F Noah Vonleh Shoulder is out indefinitely
Devin Booker averages 17.8 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Josh Jackson comes into this contest averaging 10.8 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 53%.
C.J. McCollum averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Damian Lillard averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 117.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 43% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Phoenix averages 101.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -16.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 18.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 96.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 15 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 38.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season. Portland is 7th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 45% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.4 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 19. The Blazers are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Suns are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 96.8, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 105 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Phoenix is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Portland is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 17th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -10
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