Portland Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Tips 10/28/2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
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LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (2-0, 2nd in the Southwest Division) play the Portland Blazers (1-1, 4th in the Northwest Division) at AT&T Center on Monday, October 28, 2019. San Antonio opens this game as 5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 222.5.
The Blazers are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 1-1-0 ATS. San Antonio is covering the spread 0% of the time, going 0-2-0 against the spread.
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/26/2019 Pau Gasol PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Oct 28
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 100%. Damian Lillard averages 34 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 25 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 111 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 18 per game. The Blazers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 48% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 4th in the league with 122 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 52 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 26. The Spurs are 23rd in turnovers per game with 15. The Spurs surrender 117 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 27 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 40 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game.
The Blazers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Portland is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
San Antonio is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 6th in the league. The Spurs are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 105.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -5
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