Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Point Spread Picks 11/16/2019
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -3
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (4-8, 5th in the Northwest Division) go to AT&T Center on Saturday where they'll meet the San Antonio Spurs (5-6, 3rd in the Southwest Division). San Antonio opens this game as 3 point favorites. The O/U is set at 225.
The Blazers are covering the spread 45.5% of the time, having gone 5-6-1 ATS. San Antonio is covering 18.2% of the time, going 2-9-0 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/13/2019 Pau Gasol PF Foot Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Zach Collins PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
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 averages 20.1 points per game in 37.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 30.5 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 81%. DeMar DeRozan averages 20.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Portland averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 114.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. San Antonio is 11th in the league with 112.4 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Spurs are 21st in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Blazers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 19th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Portland is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA.
San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -3
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