Atlanta Hawks at Portland Blazers NBA Picks and Tips 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has Portland as 11.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 15-32. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -7.6 as they average 109.9 points per game while giving up 117.5 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 30-20. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 112.6 points per contest and give up 110.1, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-26-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 26-23-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 23-26-0 against the over/under this year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
01/24/19 G Kevin Huerter Neck is questionable Saturday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trae Young comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 80%. John Collins averages 19.3 points per contest in 30.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
CJ McCollum scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 109.9 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 18.3 per game. The Hawks allow 117.5 points per contest, which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 27.1 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the NBA with 112.6 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.5. The Blazers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Blazers give up 110.1 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Portland is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Blazers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 15th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -11.5
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