Portland Blazers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Portland Blazers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 1 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 41-26. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 114.0 points per contest while giving up 110.5 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 39-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 112.0 points per game and surrender 110.9, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 38-29-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 36-31-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-30-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-29-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/14/19 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
03/14/19 G Seth Curry Illness is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
03/14/19 G Rodney Hood Hip is upgraded to probable Friday vs New Orleans
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
03/14/19 SF Rudy Gay Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs New York
CJ McCollum averages 21.4 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.0 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.7 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Portland averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. San Antonio is 16th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 110.3 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 14th. As a team they are 10th 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 20th 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 17th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -1
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