Portland Blazers at Atlanta Hawks Basketball Betting Tips 3/29/2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
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The Portland Blazers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, March 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 4.5 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 47-27. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.9 as they average 114.6 points per contest while giving up 110.7 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 27-48. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 112.9 points per contest and give up 118.6, which is a point differential of -5.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 41-33-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 39-34-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 38-37-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 43-31-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out for season
03/17/19 G CJ McCollum Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle is out indefinitely
Al-Farouq Aminu averages 9.4 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Trae Young averages 18.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%. John Collins averages 19.3 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Portland averages 114.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.6 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.0 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Atlanta is 11th in the league with 112.9 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.5.
The Blazers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Portland is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -4.5
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