Portland Blazers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/24/2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 8.5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 29-20. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 112.5 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 11-38. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.0 points per contest and give up 115.1, which is a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 22-26-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 22-26-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 22-26-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/23/19 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle missed last game, is questionable Thursday vs Portland
01/22/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Portland
Damian Lillard averages 26.3 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Devin Booker averages 24.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%. T.J. Warren averages 18.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Portland averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Phoenix is 25th in the league with 106.0 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Blazers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Portland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 114.1, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 28th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +8.5
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