Sunday, March 19, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Portland Blazers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 30-37. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The have an overall record of 34-35. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 1.0.
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 23.3 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 26.5 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 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%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.3 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Goran Dragic averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Portland averages 108.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.12 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Miami averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.99 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.7 and a defensive rating of 111.8. In terms of pace they average 97.1 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 12.6 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 Heat rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 28-39-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 39-28-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 43-26-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 32-37-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/17/17 G Evan Turner Hand is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Atlanta
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
03/18/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle injured last game, expected to miss Sunday vs. Portland
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +6.5
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