Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Portland Blazers head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 29-36. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 26-40. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -3.2.
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 26.3 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Blazers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.5 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 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%.
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Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Demarcus Cousins averages 26.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Portland averages 108.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.89 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 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 110.5 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 14th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 21st with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 110 and a defensive rating of 111.9. In terms of pace they average 97.2 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 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.2 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 51%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 27-38-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 38-27-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 31-33-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 29-37-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
03/13/17 C Omer Asik Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
03/03/17 G Jarrett Jack Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +2.5
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