Friday, January 20, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, January 20, 2017. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 18-26. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 110.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 14-26. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -5.6.
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C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 26.1 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 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%.
Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Joel Embiid averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Portland averages 107.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Philadelphia averages 99.3 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 29th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The 76ers force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 112.3. 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 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 101.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 97 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 36% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.4 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 50%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 18-26-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 26-18-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-17-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-23-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Ed Davis Ankle "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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