Sunday, March 26, 2017
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The Portland Blazers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 33-38. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 21-51. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 112.3, good for a point differential of -7.3.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 31-40-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 40-31-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-39-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 41-30-1 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/24/17 F Brandon Ingram Knee "?" Sunday vs Portland
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 26.9 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.1 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 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 91%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Julius Randle averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.45 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Blazers allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.29 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 6th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 111.3. In terms of pace they average 96.9 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 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 113.6. They get 98.7 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 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -6.5
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