Portland Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 3 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 35-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.2 as they average 113.3 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 38-21 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.7 points per game and surrender 112.0, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 32-26-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 29-29-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-31-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/20/19 F Joel Embiid Knee is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. CJ McCollum averages 21.0 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jimmy Butler averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Ben Simmons averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 47.8 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 18th with 14.0 per game. The Blazers allow 110.1 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 11th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 3rd in the league with 115.7 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.0 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.3. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The 76ers surrender 112.0 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Blazers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 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.
Philadelphia is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The 76ers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -3
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