Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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The Portland Blazers head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Game 2 of their Playoff series. The Warriors lead the series 1-0. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 15 point favorites.
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The Blazers finished the regular season with an overall record of 41-41. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of -0.6 as they averaged 107.9 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Warriors had a regular season record of 67-15. They finished the year 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 115.9 points per game and surrendered 104.3, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 40-42-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 45-37-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 39-39-4 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 32-50-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
04/16/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg "?" Wednesday vs. Golden State
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/10/17 F Matt Barnes Ankle out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night so far this year for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 27 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Stephen Curry averages 25.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 107.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.52 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.9 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.63 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 30.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 110.8. In terms of pace they average 96.7 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 32% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 115.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +15
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