Portland Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 22-19. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per contest while giving up 102.4 per game. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 20-20. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per contest and giving up 110.8, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 19-20-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 15-26-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-19-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/11/18 F Anthony Davis Ankle is "?" Friday vs Portland
Damian Lillard averages 25 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 25.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jrue Holiday averages 17.9 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Portland averages 103.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. New Orleans is 4th in the league with 110.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -0.25. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 26.4. The Pelicans are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Blazers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
New Orleans is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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