Warriors vs Blazers 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -6.5
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (18-26, 4th in the Northwest Division) host the Golden State Warriors (10-34, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Moda Center on Monday, January 20, 2020. The line on this matchup has Portland as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 224.
The Warriors cover 47.7% of the time, having gone 21-23-0 ATS. Portland is covering 38.1% of the time, going 16-26-2 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out indefinitely
01/18/20 PF Draymond Green Finger is questionable Monday vs Portland
01/18/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Ankle is questionable Monday vs Portland
01/18/20 G Jacob Evans Concussion is questionable Monday vs Portland
01/10/20 C Kevon Looney Abdominal is out indefinitely
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
01/18/20 SG CJ McCollum Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Oklahoma City
01/18/20 SF Trevor Ariza Traded is OUT Monday vs Golden State
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Alec Burks averages 15.8 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Damian Lillard averages 27.1 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Hassan Whiteside averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.0 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 14th in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 22nd 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 15th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Blazers are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Blazers surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Warriors are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Golden State is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Portland is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Blazers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 24th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st 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 Warriors/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -6.5
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