Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 18-25. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 20-21. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 0.9.
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C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Cody Zeller averages 10.9 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Portland averages 107.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Charlotte averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.6 and a defensive rating of 112.4. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 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%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 18-25-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 26-17-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-21-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-18-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/17/17 G Jeremy Lamb Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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