Atlanta Hawks at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Friday, January 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 8 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 10-27. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 19-18. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-15-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-18-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 17-18-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 12-25-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 19.8 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.1 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Damian Lillard has scored 25.2 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.9 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 107.9 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 25.4 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 22nd in the NBA with 102.5 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.57. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 45 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 18.5. The Blazers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Blazers give up 101.9 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 19.4 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 42.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Portland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -8
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