Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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The Portland Blazers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 10 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 Spurs have an overall record of 52-14. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 8.2.
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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Kawhi Leonard averages 26.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Pau Gasol averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
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 10th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 19th 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 8th in the league.
San Antonio averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.18 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th 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 Spurs rating on offense is 111.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
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
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 36-30-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-30-2 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
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/13/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
03/13/17 PG Tony Parker Back "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
03/11/17 F LaMarcus Aldridge Heart out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +10
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