Portland Blazers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 4/7/2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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The Portland Blazers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 2 point favorites.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 48-31. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 45-34. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 99.7, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 43-31-5 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 34-45-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-36-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 36-43-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
04/06/18 G Damian Lillard Ankle is "?" Saturday vs San Antonio
04/01/18 F Ed Davis Ankle is out indefinitely
03/27/18 F Maurice Harkless Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.5 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jusuf Nurkic averages 14.3 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 23.3 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Pau Gasol averages 10.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 23.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 106 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.5 per game. The Blazers allow 103.2 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.7 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 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 27th in the NBA with 102.7 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.9. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Spurs give up 99.7 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 106.5 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 20th. As a team they are 16th 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 26th in the league.
San Antonio is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -2
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