Portland Blazers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Game Picks 2/21/2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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The Portland Blazers head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 34-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.0 as they average 113.3 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 30-29 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 112.3 points per game and surrender 112.7, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 31-26-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 29-28-0 against the over/under this year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-26-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-27-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/14/19 C Enes Kanter Acquired is probable Thursday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
02/15/19 SF Rodions Kurucs Elbow is probable Thursday vs Portland
02/14/19 SF Treveon Graham Personal is probable Thursday vs Portland
01/24/19 PG Spencer Dinwiddie Finger is out indefinitely
01/21/19 SF Jared Dudley Hamstring is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 26.3 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 91%. CJ McCollum averages 21.0 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
D'Angelo Russell scores 20.3 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Joe Harris averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.3 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 47.6 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.0 per game. The Blazers allow 110.3 points per contest, which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 14th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.42. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 24.0. The Nets are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Nets give up 112.7 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. 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. Portland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Nets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -1
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