Portland Blazers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
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The Portland Blazers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 13-12. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 21-6. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.2 points per contest and giving up 106.1, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 9-14-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 8-17-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
12/10/17 PG Damian Lillard Ankle injured last game, is probable Monday vs Golden State
12/10/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is "?" Monday vs Golden State
12/09/17 F Maurice Harkless Quad is "?" Monday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/08/17 G Patrick McCaw Concussion is "?" Monday vs Portland
12/08/17 C Zaza Pachulia Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Portland
12/05/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Damian Lillard averages 26.1 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Kevin Durant averages 25.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Klay Thompson averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 103.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.12 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.2 per game. The Blazers allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 117.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 11.15. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.8. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Warriors surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Blazers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd 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 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Golden State is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.3, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -6
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