Portland Blazers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The Portland Blazers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 13-9. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.9 as they average 112.7 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 10-12. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 108.5 points per contest and give up 112.0, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum averages 21.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 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 89%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Portland averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 112.0 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.0 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. San Antonio is 20th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Blazers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Portland is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Spurs are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +1
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