Portland Blazers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/27/2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
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The Portland Blazers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, December 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 9.5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 19-15. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 111.0 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 23-12. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 115.6 points per contest and give up 111.5, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 16-17-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 17-16-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 14-20-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 18-16-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Damian Lillard averages 26.9 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Klay Thompson averages 21.0 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kevin Durant averages 28.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 4th in the league with 115.6 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 27.6. The Warriors are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Warriors surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th 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 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Golden State is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 17th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -9.5
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