Sunday, March 12, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Portland Blazers head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 28-35. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 110.4 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 21-44. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 112.9, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 25.9 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 23.3 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.7 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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Eric Bledsoe averages 21.2 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Portland averages 108.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.08 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 110.4 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 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Phoenix averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.06 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Suns force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 112. 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 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Suns rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 112.1. They get 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 26-37-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 37-26-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-30-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 41-23-1 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
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -1.5
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