Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 1 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 23-13. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.9 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 111.6 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 20-15. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 110.9 points per contest and give up 110.8, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-19-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-14-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 17-18-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 17-18-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 59%. Joel Embiid averages 26.5 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 13.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
CJ McCollum averages 21.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 26.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The 76ers allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 16th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.0. The Blazers are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Blazers surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers were 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game last season.
The 76ers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Portland is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 18th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +1
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