Phoenix Suns at Portland Blazers NBA Game Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Portland as 12 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 15-51. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -9.2 as they average 106.7 points per game while giving up 115.8 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 39-26. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 113.7 points per contest and give up 110.4, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 29-37-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 29-37-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 37-28-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 35-30-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/07/19 G Evan Turner Personal is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Deandre Ayton averages 16.5 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 10.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Damian Lillard scores 26.3 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. CJ McCollum averages 21.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106.7 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 115.8 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 25.9 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the NBA with 113.7 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.23. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.6 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 22.8. The Blazers are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Blazers give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 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 NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +12
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