Portland Blazers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Portland Blazers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 3 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 12-6. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.0 as they average 114.2 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 12-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.4 points per game and surrender 111.1, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/21/18 G Seth Curry Knee is questionable Friday vs Golden St
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/22/18 F Draymond Green Toe is questionable Friday vs Portland
11/14/18 PG Stephen Curry Groin is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum averages 21.4 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Klay Thompson averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Kevin Durant averages 27.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Portland averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Golden State is 7th in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 28.2. The Warriors are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Blazers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Portland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Golden State is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 19th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -3
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