Portland Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 4/21/2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Portland Blazers head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Game 4 of their 1st round series. The Pelicans lead the series 3-0. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 6 point favorites.
The Blazers had a regular season record of 49-33. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently had a point differential of 2.6 as they averaged 105.6 points per game while giving up 103.0 per contest. The Pelicans had an overall record of 48-34 during the regular season. They finished the campaign 2nd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 111.7 points per game and surrendered 110.4, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 45-33-7 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 37-48-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 48-36-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 49-36-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
04/19/18 G Evan Turner Toe is "?" Saturday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out for season
04/20/18 F Anthony Davis Thumb injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Portland
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Damian Lillard averages 26.9 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.6 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.4 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.1 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jrue Holiday has scored 19 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 103 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 20.2 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Portland averages 105.6 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year. New Orleans is 3rd in the NBA with 111.7 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.8. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Blazers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Portland is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 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 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Pelicans are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -6 and under 216 total points
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