Portland Blazers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 32-26. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 105.0 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 18-41. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per contest and giving up 112.8, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 28-27-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 25-33-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 27-30-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 28-31-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
02/23/18 G Tyler Ulis Back is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs LA Clippers
02/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs LA Clippers
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
C.J. McCollum averages 21.7 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%.
Devin Booker averages 24.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%. T.J. Warren averages 19.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Portland averages 105 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.05 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 112.8 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Phoenix is 20th in the league with 103.9 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.95. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Suns are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 22nd. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Suns are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +6.5
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