Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Blazers
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+6)
Moda Center is the venue where and the Portland Blazers (13-10) will play the Cleveland Cavaliers (10-16) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Portland as 6-point favorites. The over/under is set at 221.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took the court against the Denver Nuggets and took a loss by a score of 133-95 in their last game. Cleveland walked away from the game with a 38.3% field goal percentage (36 out of 94) and buried 8 of their 37 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 15 of 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 49 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 25 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 7 steals and 7 blocked shots. With regard to defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 60.0% from the field on 51 out of 85 shooting. Denver recorded 31 assists and had 12 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Nuggets snagged 39 rebounds (4 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 9 rejections. Denver walked away from this one shooting 71.4% when shooting free throws by making 15 of 21 attempts. They knocked down 16 of 36 shots from long range.
Jarrett Allen is one guy who came through for the game. He scored 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played 25:45 minutes and totaled 10 rebounds. Allen finished 63.6% from the field and distributed 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Cavaliers was Isaac Okoro. He snagged 2 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the field for this contest by shooting 5-of-12 (10 points). When the final whistle was blown, Okoro was on the court for 29:57 minutes.
Cleveland enters this game with a record of 10-16 so far this season. They turn it over 15.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Cleveland is collecting 43.7 boards per game and has racked up 604 assists on the campaign, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are shooting 34.2% on three-point attempts (238 of 696) and 71.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 103.6 pts per contest (29th in the NBA) while shooting 45.0% from the field. On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 15.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 fouls. The Cavaliers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.8% (413 of 523) and they concede 44.3 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 25th in basketball in giving up assists with 650 surrendered on the season. They relinquish 39.8% on 3-point shots and they are 11th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.2).
For their last game, the Portland Blazers got the win with a final of 106-97 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Blazers were able to snag 45 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 54 for this game. They rejected 6 shots while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Magic committed 11 fouls for the matchup which took the Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throws for a rate of 94.7%. With regard to three-point shots, Portland made 18 of their 46 attempts (39.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Blazers went 35 for 90 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.9%. The Blazers allowed the Magic to make 37 of 88 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.0% for this game. They finished shooting 31.4% from beyond the perimeter via 11 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 22 from the free throw line (54.5%). In regard to rebounds, Portland allowed Orlando to pull down 53 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Damian Lillard was important for the Blazers for the contest. He made 9 of 22 in this matchup giving him a rate of 40.9%, which earned him 36 points. Lillard grabbed 5 rebounds in his 33:37 mins of time on the hardwood and tallied 2 dimes in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Portland was Gary Trent. He finished with 15 points in his 33:03 mins played by going 6 out of 18 from the floor for this contest. Trent ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor while also contributing 6 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Portland has a win-loss mark of 13-10 this year. Portland has totaled 2,634 pts for the season (114.5 per game) and they collect 44.5 rebounds per contest. The Blazers are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per game while shooting 82.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Blazers are hitting on 43.9% from the field, which is ranked 27th in basketball. They are getting an assist 20.2 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.3 times per contest. The Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the NBA in PPG given up with 115.3. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (26th in basketball). The Portland defense gives up 37.4% on three-point shots (316 of 844) and their opponents are converting on 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 25.6 assists and 46.8 boards per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 25th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-6)
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