Portland
Trail Blazers
Stadium Moda Center
53-29 Overall | WESTERN 3rd
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Northwest Division114.7110.5
Schedule
Postseason
Wed  5/1
@
Denver
W97-90
Fri  5/3
vs
Denver
W / 4OT140-137
Sun  5/5
vs
Denver
L112-116
Tue  5/7
@
Denver
L98-124
Thu  5/9
vs
Denver
W119-108
Sun  5/12
@
Denver
W100-96
Tue  5/14
@
Golden State
L94-116
Thu  5/16
@
Golden State
L111-114
Sat  5/18
vs
Golden State
L99-110
Mon  5/20
vs
Golden State
L / OT117-119
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

PLAYOFF FORECAST

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.

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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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
24 Bazemore, Kent PG6-520107/01/19897Old Dominion
33 Collins, Zach PF7-023511/19/19972Gonzaga
44 Hezonja, Mario SF6-822502/25/19954No College
6 Hoard, Jaylen F6-921303/03/19990Wake Forest
5 Hood, Rodney SG6-820610/20/19925Mississippi State; Duke
17 Labissiere, Skal PF6-1123503/18/19963Kentucky
0 Lillard, Damian PG6-319507/15/19907Weber State
9 Little, Nassir SF6-622002/11/20000North Carolina
3 McCollum, CJ SG6-319009/19/19916Lehigh
27 Nurkic, Jusuf C7-027508/23/19945No College
1 Simons, Anfernee SG6-418506/08/19991No College
43 Tolliver, Anthony PF6-825006/01/198511Creighton
2 Trent Jr., Gary SG6-620501/18/19991Duke
21 Whiteside, Hassan C7-026506/13/19897Marshall