New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 4-2. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 122.5 points per game while giving up 118.8 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 5-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 117.0 points per game and surrender 109.1, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-2-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 4-2-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 5-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/31/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Golden State
10/31/18 F Julius Randle Foot is probable Wednesday vs Golden State
10/30/18 F Anthony Davis Elbow is questionable Wednesday vs Golden State
10/30/18 SF Darius Miller Quad is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Golden State
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/31/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 27.3 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 13.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Nikola Mirotic averages 22.7 points per contest in 30.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 9.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Damian Lillard scores 29.6 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. CJ McCollum averages 19.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 122.5 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.3 boards per contest and 27.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 118.8 points per contest, which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 6th in the NBA with 117.0 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.86. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 51.0 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.1. The Blazers are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Blazers give up 109.1 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 116, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 105.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league.
Portland is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 10th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans +1
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