San Antonio Spurs at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 32-23. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 112.6 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 32-21. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 113.0 points per contest and give up 110.2, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-23-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-23-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 29-23-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 26-26-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
02/05/19 G DeMar DeRozan Rest is out Wednesday vs Golden State
02/05/19 F LaMarcus Aldridge Rest is out Wednesday vs Golden State
02/04/19 PG Derrick White Heel is questionable Wednesday vs Golden State
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.2 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
CJ McCollum averages 21.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. San Antonio averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Portland is 10th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Blazers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Portland is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Blazers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 17th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -5
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