Houston Rockets vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 5/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Portland Blazers
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Moda Center is the venue where and the Portland Blazers (37-29) will play the Houston Rockets (16-50) on Monday.
The Houston Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the Philadelphia 76ers and took a loss by a final of 135-115 in their last contest. Houston finished having earned a 45.2% FG percentage (42 out of 93) and knocked down 17 of their 45 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Rockets converted 14 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 38 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 28 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of the defense, Houston allowed the other team to go 53.2% from the field on 50 out of 94 shooting. Philadelphia distributed 26 dimes and had 10 steals in the game. In addition, Philadelphia had 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Philadelphia went 90.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 22 tries. They buried 15 out of their 35 attempts from beyond the arc.
Kelly Olynyk is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He totaled 27 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39:29 minutes and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Olynyk went 56.3% from the field and dished out 8 dimes. One more player that came through in the game for the Rockets was Kevin Porter. He snagged 1 rebound in 23:02 min on the court. He finished the game at 46.2% from the field for the contest by shooting 6-of-13 (16 points). Overall, Porter had 5 assists.
Houston will play this contest with a win-loss record of 16-50 on the season. The Rockets are connecting on 33.4% on shots from 3-point land (881 of 2,639) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 107.8 pts per game (24th in basketball) while hitting 44.1% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Houston is pulling in 42.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,520 dimes so far this season, which is 25th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Rockets are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. They rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,678 conceded on the year. The Rockets defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.5% (973 of 1,292) and they surrender 47.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 38.1% on shots from distance while they are 27th in the NBA in opponents points per game (115.7).
The last time they took the court, the Portland Blazers walked away with a victory by a final of 141-105 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Blazers pulled down 43 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 54 in the matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Cavaliers were called for 18 personal fouls in this contest which got the Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.0%. Regarding shooting from distance, Portland knocked down 16 of their 33 attempts (48.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Blazers finished 53 for 92 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.6%. The Blazers allowed the Cavaliers to convert 37 out of 92 tries from the floor which left them shooting 40.2% for the matchup. They went 34.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 13 out of 38 and ended up shooting 18 of 26 at the free throw line (69.2%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Portland allowed Cleveland to snag 42 overall (12 offensive).
Damian Lillard ended up being a factor for the Blazers in this game. He made 10 out of 17 in this contest for a field goal rate of 58.8%, and had 3 rebounds. Lillard tallied 32 points in his 31:19 mins on the court and earned 9 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Portland was Jusuf Nurkic. He left the arena with 3 dimes in his 20:36 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 6 out of 10 from the floor. Nurkic finished going 60.0% from the floor while totaling 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Portland has a record of 37-29 this year. Portland has totaled 7,636 points for the season (115.7 per game) and they collect 44.4 rebounds per contest. The Blazers have committed 19.0 fouls per game and they shoot 82.5% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Blazers are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which is ranked 25th in the league. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per game (30th in the league) and they cough up possession 11.2 times per contest. The Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.7. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (27th in basketball). The Portland defense surrenders 37.3% on shots from 3-point land (852 of 2,287) and their opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their free throw shots. They surrender 25.3 dimes and 45.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 18th and 21st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland
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