Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Portland Blazers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 16 point favorites. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 15-21. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 30-5. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.3 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Stephen Curry averages 23.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 94%. Kevin Durant averages 25.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Portland averages 107.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Golden State averages 117.3 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 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 4th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 31.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Warriors allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 112.9. 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 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 116.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.7. They get 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 14-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 21-15-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 16-19-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
01/03/17 PG Damian Lillard Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Golden State
Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -16
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