Atlanta Hawks vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 1/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Portland Blazers
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+6.5)
The Portland Blazers (7-5) play the Atlanta Hawks (5-5) at Moda Center on Saturday. Portland opens this game as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 237.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Philadelphia 76ers and went home with a win by a final score of 112-94 in their last game. Atlanta ended with a 37.4% FG percentage (37 of 99) and made 17 out of their 44 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 21 of 27 tries for a rate of 77.8%. Concerning rebounding, they earned 58 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists for this game in addition to earning 7 steals and 3 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 40.2% from the floor on 37 out of 92 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 20 assists and had 2 steals in the game. Moreover, the 76ers pulled down 50 rebounds (9 offensive, 41 defensive) and got 12 rejections. Philadelphia finished 92.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 13 attempts. They also made 8 out of their 36 shots from 3-point land.
Trae Young is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He scored 26 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 25:29 mins and also collected 3 boards. Young ended up shooting 47.4% from the field and recorded 8 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Hawks was De'Andre Hunter. He totaled 7 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He shot 50.0% from the floor in the game by shooting 4-of-8 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Hunter played 22:59 min.
Atlanta heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 5-5 so far this year. They average 113.9 pts per contest (11th in basketball) while going 43.7% from the field. The Hawks are hitting 35.9% on three-point attempts (140 of 390) and 81.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 49.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 244 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 24th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.1 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Hawks are forcing 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.6 fouls. They are 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 227 surrendered on the campaign. The Hawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.2% (124 of 206) and they surrender 44.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 30.7% on 3-point shots and they are 11th in the league in opponents PPG (109.5).
In their last game, the Portland Blazers took a defeat with a final score of 111-87 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Blazers were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for this contest. They also rejected 5 tries while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Pacers were called for 13 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 10 shots. They were able to make 10 of those for a rate of 100.0%. When it comes to shots from distance, Portland knocked down 13 out of their 43 tries (30.2%). In all, the Blazers shot 32 out of 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.8%. The Blazers permitted the Pacers to bury 44 out of their 92 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 47.8% in this game. They finished 30.0% from beyond the perimeter via 9 out of 30 and ended up going 14 out of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). Regarding rebounding, Portland permitted Indiana to collect 50 in total (13 offensive).
Damian Lillard ended up being a major contributor for the Blazers in this matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 16 in the game for a rate of 43.8%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Lillard collected 6 boards in his 35:46 minutes of time on the court and accumulated 4 dimes for this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Portland was CJ McCollum. He notched 22 points in his 34:04 mins on the court by going 8 of 18 shooting in the game. McCollum wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the field as well as collecting 4 assists and 3 boards.
Portland has a record of 7-5 on the campaign. The Blazers are responsible for committing 20.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 80.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 22.2 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game. Portland has accounted for 1,392 pts so far this year (116.0 per game) and they collect 43.8 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Blazers are shooting 44.3% from the field, which is ranked 24th in the league. The Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 26th in the NBA in PPG given up with 115.9. The Portland defense surrenders 36.5% on three-point shots (163 of 446) and opponents are making 78.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 25.5 dimes and 47.3 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 21st and 25th in basketball. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (21st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-6.5)
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