Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Portland Blazers head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7 point favorites.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 23-32. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 34-22. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.0 points per game and surrendering 95.8, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 26 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.8 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 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Rudy Gobert averages 12.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Portland averages 107.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.44 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Utah averages 100 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.21 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Jazz allow 95.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.4 and a defensive rating of 111.8. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.3 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 Jazz rating on offense is 109.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 91.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-33-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 31-24-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 23-32-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-28-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
02/14/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Acquired "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
02/02/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +7
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