Portland Trail Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 8/13/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -8
AdventHealth Arena is the site where Caris LeVert and the Brooklyn Nets (35-36, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Portland Trail Blazers (34-39, 4th in the Northwest Division) on Thursday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 8-point dogs. The O/U opens at 234.
The Blazers are covering the spread 45.7% of the time, having gone 32-38-3 ATS. Brooklyn is covering the spread 50.7% of the time, going 36-35-0 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
08/12/20 SG CJ McCollum Back is probable Thursday vs Brooklyn
06/28/20 SF Trevor Ariza Personal is out for season
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/12/20 C Jarrett Allen Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Portland
08/12/20 SF Joe Harris Groin is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Portland
08/12/20 PG Chris Chiozza Shoulder left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Portland
08/12/20 SG Caris LeVert Thigh is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Portland
08/11/20 G Jamal Crawford Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Portland
08/11/20 SG Garrett Temple Rest is questionable Thursday vs Portland
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
Carmelo Anthony comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Damian Lillard averages 29.8 points per contest in 37.4 minutes per game. He averages 8.0 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Caris LeVert scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Jarrett Allen averages 11.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 114.7 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.8 per game. The Blazers allow 115.9 points per contest, which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA with 111.5 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.56. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.9 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.4. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Nets give up 112.0 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 114.6, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 27th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Portland is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +8
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