Golden State Warriors at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 50-14. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 116.0 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 39-26. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per contest and giving up 103.1, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-35-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 34-28-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 26-39-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/08/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs San Antonio
03/07/18 G Andre Iguodala Arm is doubtful Thursday vs San Antonio
03/07/18 F David West Arm is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs San Antonio
02/14/18 G Patrick McCaw Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/06/18 F Maurice Harkless Knee is "?" Friday vs Golden State
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Draymond Green averages 11.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
C.J. McCollum averages 21.6 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Damian Lillard averages 26.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.58 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 30.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.9 per game. The Warriors allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 17th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.23. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.1. The Blazers are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Blazers surrender 103.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.2 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Golden State is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Portland is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 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 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -6
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