Portland Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Portland Blazers head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 10-7. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 97.2 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 9-7. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 108.9, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 6-9-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-13-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-4-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/21/17 PG Damian Lillard Ankle is probable Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 24.4 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 93%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.6 points per contest in 36.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Joel Embiid has scored 22.3 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game this season for the 76ers. He hauls in 10.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Ben Simmons averages 18.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and 7.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 102.8 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.65 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.8 per game. The Blazers allow 97.2 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 17.3 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 7th in the NBA with 108.9 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 48 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.1. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per contest with 18.1. The 76ers give up 108.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 29th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 26th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Portland is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 27th in the NBA. The 76ers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 19th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +4.5
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