Portland Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
The Portland Blazers (2-2) go to Chase Center on Friday where they'll meet the Golden State Warriors (2-2).
The Portland Blazers faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers and took a loss by a final of 128-105 in their last game. Portland ended the game having earned a 42.1% FG percentage (32 of 76) and made 12 of their 38 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Blazers converted 29 of their 34 tries for a rate of 85.3%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 41 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 14 assists for the contest as well as earning 5 steals and 4 blocks. With regard to defense, Portland let their opponent shoot 49.5% from the field on 47 out of 95 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 30 dimes and had 13 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Clippers pulled down 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 22 shots. They also converted 18 of 38 shots from downtown.
CJ McCollum is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He totaled 25 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28:25 mins played and snagged 4 rebounds. McCollum ended up going 47.1% from the field and earned 3 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Blazers was Damian Lillard. He collected 5 rebounds and also accounted for 4 dimes. He finished the contest at 21.4% from the floor for the matchup by going 3-of-14 (20 points). When the final whistle was blown, Lillard was on the court for 29:13 min.
Portland enters this game with a win-loss mark of 2-2 on the campaign. They cough up possession 12.3 times per game and as a team they commit 17.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Portland is snagging 42.8 boards per game and has tallied 91 assists so far this year, which ranks 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Blazers are hitting 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (59 of 162) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. They average 112.0 pts per contest (17th in the league) while going 43.9% from the floor. On defense, the Blazers are able to force 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They rank 17th in the league in giving up assists with 101 relinquished on the campaign. The Blazers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 48.5% (53 of 77) and they concede 47.3 rebounds per game as a group. They concede 38.7% from beyond the arc and they are 23rd in basketball in points per game allowed (120.3).
The last time they took the court, the Golden State Warriors took home the win by a final score of 116-106 when they played the Detroit Pistons. The Warriors were able to snag 36 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the matchup. They also stuffed 8 shots while earning 8 steals for this game. The Pistons had 26 fouls for the contest which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 36 shots. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throws for a clip of 72.2%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Golden State made 14 out of their 33 attempts (42.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Warriors shot 38 for 76 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Warriors allowed the Pistons to make 35 out of their 92 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 38.0% in this game. They finished 37.1% from beyond the arc by connecting on 13 of 35 and finished the contest at 23 of 29 at the free throw line (79.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Golden State allowed Detroit to grab 45 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
Stephen Curry ended up being a factor for the Warriors for this game. He converted 9 out of 17 in the game for a field goal rate of 52.9%, which got him 31 points. Curry collected 5 rebounds in his 34:50 minutes of playing time and earned 6 assists for the contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He totaled 27 points in his 38:04 mins played by way of 9 of 19 from the floor in this contest. Wiggins ended up shooting 47.4% from the floor as well as collecting 3 dimes and 7 total rebounds.
Golden State has a mark of 2-2 on the campaign. As an offense, the Warriors are hitting on 39.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA. Golden State has accumulated 443 pts so far this year (110.8 per game) and they collect 42.8 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.5 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. The Warriors have committed 24.3 fouls per game and they shoot 78.1% from the free throw line. The Warriors on defense are ranked 29th in the league in PPG given up with 124.3. They have forced 19.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (19th in the league). The Golden State defense surrenders 44.2% on shots from distance (65 of 147) and their opponents are making 76.3% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.3 assists and 54.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 12th and 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland
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