San Antonio Spurs at Portland Blazers NBA Parlay 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 27-13. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 101.3 points per contest while giving up 98.0 per game. The Blazers have an overall record of 20-18. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 21-18-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-24-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 18-18-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 12-26-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/18 G Danny Green Groin is "?" Sunday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pau Gasol averages 10.7 points per contest in 24.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 22.2 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%. C.J. McCollum has scored 21.2 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 98 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA. San Antonio averages 101.3 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.28 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 101.6 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 19.3 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 42.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year. Portland is 22nd in the NBA with 102.7 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.11. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 45 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 18.8. The Blazers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Spurs are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 29th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. San Antonio is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Portland is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 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. The Blazers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio -3.5 and over 199.5 total points
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