Golden State Warriors vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 3/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Blazers
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-1)
The Portland Blazers (19-14) play the Golden State Warriors (19-16) at Moda Center on Wednesday. Portland opens this game as 1-point dogs. The over/under is set at 235.
The Golden State Warriors faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and took a loss by a score of 117-91 in their last game. Golden State ended the game with a 40.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 86) and converted 8 out of their 34 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Warriors buried 13 of 19 shots for a percentage of 68.4%. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned 35 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 26 dimes for this contest while forcing 19 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When discussing the defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 47.1% from the floor on 40 out of 85 shooting. Los Angeles earned 22 assists and had 14 steals for this game. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 60 rebounds (14 offensive, 46 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Los Angeles finished the contest at 68.4% at the charity stripe by making 26 of 38 attempts. They buried 11 of their 31 shots from long range.
Stephen Curry is a guy who came through for the contest. He ended up with 16 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He played for 25:54 mins and totaled 4 boards. Curry went 38.5% from the field and also totaled 7 dimes. One more player that played a role in this matchup for the Warriors was Kelly Oubre Jr.. He had 5 rebounds in his 25:54 min on the court. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field for the contest by going 6-of-10 (14 points). Overall, Oubre totaled 1 assist.
Golden State will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 19-16 for the year. They have an average of 114.0 points per outing (12th in the NBA) on 46.5% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 36.8% on shots from downtown (487 of 1,322) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Golden State is snagging 43.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 980 dimes so far this year, which ranks 1st in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 21.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Warriors have forced 15.9 turnovers every game and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. The Warriors are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (557 of 731) and they concede 48.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 12th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 823 conceded for the year. They are relinquishing 37.3% on shots from downtown while they are 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.8).
When they last played, the Portland Blazers got the victory with a final of 123-111 when they played the Charlotte Hornets. The Blazers were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 38 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 12 steals in this game. The Hornets had 16 fouls for the contest which got the Blazers to the free throw line for 10 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Portland knocked down 24 out of their 46 attempts (52.2%). In all, the Blazers shot 46 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.5%. The Blazers permitted the Hornets to knock down 43 of their 88 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9% for this game. They went 44.1% from distance via 15 out of 34 and finished the contest at 10 of 17 from the free throw line (58.8%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Portland allowed Charlotte to collect 37 in total (11 offensive).
Damian Lillard ended up being a factor for the Blazers for this contest. He made 8 of 21 for the contest giving him a rate of 38.1%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Lillard totaled 23 points in his 34:49 minutes on the court and accumulated 10 dimes for this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Portland was Robert Covington. He accumulated 2 assists in his 38:26 mins on the court, and he shot 8 of 11 from the floor. Covington wrapped this one up going 72.7% from the floor in addition to notching 21 points and 10 boards.
Portland has a mark of 19-14 for the year. As an offense, the Blazers are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which ranks 26th in the league. Portland has accounted for 3,776 points on the year (114.4 per game) and they snag 44.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 20.1 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game. The Blazers are responsible for committing 19.6 fouls per game while shooting 81.9% from the charity stripe. The Blazers on defense are ranked 25th in basketball in points given up per game with 115.1. The Portland defense allows 36.9% from downtown (427 of 1,156) and opponents are knocking down 78.3% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 24.9 dimes and 46.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 17th and 23rd in the league. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (-1)
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