Hornets vs Blazers 1/13/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -8
Devonte' Graham and the Charlotte Hornets (15-26, 3rd in the Southeast Division) go to Moda Center on Monday where they'll take on the Portland Trail Blazers (16-24, 4th in the Northwest Division). Charlotte opens this matchup as 8 point dogs. The O/U is set at 220.
The Hornets are covering the spread 48.8% of the time, having gone 20-21-0 ATS. Portland is covering 39.5% of the time, going 15-23-2 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
01/11/20 C Hassan Whiteside Illness is questionable Monday vs Charlotte
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Devonte' Graham comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Terry Rozier averages 18.4 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
CJ McCollum averages 21.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Damian Lillard averages 26.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.2 per game. The Hornets allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 27.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 12th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Blazers are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Blazers surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 48.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 28th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 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 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Charlotte is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Portland is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Blazers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +8
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