Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/5/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Portland Trail Blazers (3-5) host the Indiana Pacers (3-6) at Moda Center on Friday.
The Pacers took the court against the Knicks and walked away with a win by a score of 111-98 in their last game. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 46.2% FG percentage (42 out of 91) and converted 16 of their 41 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Pacers buried 11 of 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. In regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 49 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to the defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 41.4% from the field on 36 out of 87 shooting. New York recorded 46 assists and had 23 steals in this matchup. In addition, New York grabbed 32 boards (14 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. New York finished 77.8% from the charity stripe by making 21 of their 27 attempts. They converted 5 out of their 24 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Myles Turner is someone who was a factor in the matchup. He left the arena with 25 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He played for 29 mins played and also pulled down 13 rebounds. Turner finished the game at 64.3% from the floor and recorded 2 assists.
Indiana steps onto the court with a mark of 3-6 for the season. They average 111.2 points per contest (7th in basketball) while going 46.5% from the field. The Pacers are shooting 36.0% on 3-point shots (121 of 336) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 45.4 boards per game and is sitting with 225 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 3rd in basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 16.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 21.3 fouls per contest. On defense, the Pacers are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 fouls. The Pacers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.4% (373 of 821) and they concede 44.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 23rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 212 surrendered this season. They are relinquishing 37.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 26th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Trail Blazers took a loss by a final score of 107-104 against the Cavaliers. The Trail Blazers recorded 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 for this game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 12 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers were called for 17 fouls for the contest which got the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of them for a rate of 64.7%. With regard to three-point shots, Portland converted 13 of their 37 tries (35.1%). In all, the Trail Blazers ended up going 40 out of 90 from the field which had them at 44.4%. The Trail Blazers permitted the Cavaliers to convert 39 out of 74 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 52.7% in this game. They finished 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 15 of 30 and ended up going 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). In reference to team rebounding, Portland permitted Cleveland to snag 38 in total (5 offensive).
Norman Powell ended up being a major contributor for the Trail Blazers for this contest. He made 9 of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Powell tallied 23 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and earned 2 assists for the contest.
Portland has a record of 3-5 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Trail Blazers are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in basketball. Portland has earned 888 pts for the season (111.0 per game) and they average 48.3 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 22.8 times per contest (21st in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. The Trail Blazers have committed 18.3 personal fouls every game and they go 72.7% from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 18th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 109.8. They concede 28.9 assists and 42.3 boards per game, which ranks them 30th and 2nd in the NBA. The Portland defense allows 38.5% on 3-point attempts (120 of 312) and their opposition makes 69.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the field (25th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Portland
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