|TEAM STATS||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|W / 4OT140-137|
|L / OT117-119|
|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
Portland has dropped from a projected 4 Seed immediately at the end of the last season to a 8 seed as the Clippers, Lakers, Jazz have leap frogged them. They have a 23.5% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have an 8.4% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the West is 2.7%. While not mathematically eliminated they are winning the championship in under 0.1% of simulations.
REGULAR SEASON RECAP
The regular season went better than expected. They won 53 games vs an expected win total of 46.9. Their strength was at home. They won 51.2% on the road which was as expected (49.5%). They won 32 at home and were expected to win 26.6.
STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (STRENGTH): This is an above average shooting team with a true FG% of 56.4% (#11 in League). The team shooting has declined to 52% in their last 7 games. They average 114.6 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 112. On the road they average 111.1 (111 expected), and at home 118.2 ppg (112.9 expected).
DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 55.2 true FG% (#10 in League). They allow 110.5 pts per game vs an expected value of 109.7. They are allowing 111.1 (111.3 expected) on the road, and at home 109.8 ppg (108.1 expected).
REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They significantly outrebound opponents by an average of +3.8 per game (#3 in league). However, the team has recently been outrebounded by 7.
TURNOVERS (WEAKNESS): Their average turnover margin is -1.2 per game (#24 in league).
TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG
Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Trail Blazers in all of their games would be down -67 units. Against the spread, they have delivered a +540 profit risking 110 to win 100 (45-36 ATS). The Trail Blazers have lost ATS on the road, but at home they have turned a profit.
|24||Bazemore, Kent||PG||6-5||201||07/01/1989||7||Old Dominion|
|44||Hezonja, Mario||SF||6-8||225||02/25/1995||4||No College|
|6||Hoard, Jaylen||F||6-9||213||03/03/1999||0||Wake Forest|
|5||Hood, Rodney||SG||6-8||206||10/20/1992||5||Mississippi State; Duke|
|0||Lillard, Damian||PG||6-3||195||07/15/1990||7||Weber State|
|9||Little, Nassir||SF||6-6||220||02/11/2000||0||North Carolina|
|27||Nurkic, Jusuf||C||7-0||275||08/23/1994||5||No College|
|1||Simons, Anfernee||SG||6-4||185||06/08/1999||1||No College|
|2||Trent Jr., Gary||SG||6-6||205||01/18/1999||1||Duke|