Charlotte Hornets at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 5 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 23-30. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 29-25. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-27-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 26-26-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 25-26-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 22-32-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/05/18 PF Marvin Williams Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/05/18 G Evan Turner Calf is "?" Thursday vs Charlotte
Kemba Walker averages 22.6 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Dwight Howard comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%.
C.J. McCollum averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard averages 25.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Charlotte averages 106.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.02 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 46 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.2 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season. Portland is 19th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.93. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 19.2. The Blazers are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 18th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Portland is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +5
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