Portland Blazers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Portland Blazers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 4 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 10-8. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 101.6 points per contest while giving up 97.4 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 6-11. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.5 points per contest and giving up 114.2, which is a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 6-10-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-14-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-7-1 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/23/17 PF Trevor Booker Ankle is "?" Friday vs. Portland
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
C.J. McCollum averages 21.5 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 83%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.4 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 17.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Portland averages 101.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.22 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 114.2 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 48.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season. Brooklyn is 4th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.76. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Nets are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Blazers are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 29th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Portland is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Nets are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -4
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