Portland Blazers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Tips 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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The Portland Blazers travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 2.5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 38-24. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.5 as they average 113.5 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 29-33. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 111.3 points per contest and give up 111.6, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 36-26-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 32-30-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-31-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-27-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/01/19 G Evan Turner Knee is questionable Sunday vs Charlotte
03/01/19 C Enes Kanter Migraine is questionable Sunday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game. The Blazers allow 110.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 19th in the league with 111.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Hornets surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets were 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game last season.
The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 15th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 10th 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 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hornets are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 20th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -2.5
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