Charlotte Hornets at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 6 point favorites.
The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 19-21. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.8 as they average 112.9 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 25-17. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 111.5 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-20-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 20-21-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 17-24-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/10/19 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Malik Monk averages 10.8 points per game in 18.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
CJ McCollum averages 20.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 112.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.2 per game. The Hornets allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 14th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.4 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Blazers are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Blazers surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers were 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game last season.
The Hornets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Portland is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +6
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