Portland Blazers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Parlay 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Portland Blazers head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 18-16. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 102.0 points per contest while giving up 100.6 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 9-25. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per contest and giving up 108.4, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 16-16-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 10-24-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-14-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-15-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
12/29/17 PG Damian Lillard Leg is "?" Saturday vs Atlanta
12/29/17 F Noah Vonleh Finger is "?" Saturday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/29/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Toronto
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum averages 21.1 points per contest in 36.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 25.2 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Dennis Schroder has scored 19.9 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 100.6 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 18.6 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Portland averages 102 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.44 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 108.4 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 43.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year. Atlanta is 18th in the NBA with 104.1 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.38. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 24.1. The Hawks are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.5.
The Blazers are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Portland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Atlanta is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hawks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland -5 and over 212 total points
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