Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 10/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+1)
Moda Center is the location where the Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) will attempt to defeat the Phoenix Suns (0-1) on Saturday. Portland is 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 233.
The Suns took the court against the Nuggets and ended up losing by a score of 110-98 in their last game. Phoenix finished the game having earned a 41.4% FG percentage (36 of 87) and converted 14 of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Suns buried 12 of their 17 tries for a rate of 70.6%. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected a total of 45 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 23 assists in this game as well as creating 1 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When it comes to defense, Phoenix allowed 53.0% from the field on 44 out of 83 shooting. Denver doled out 46 dimes and had 25 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Denver pulled down 40 rebounds (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Denver ended up shooting 55.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of their 9 shots. They made 17 out of their 39 attempts from long range.
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Deandre Ayton is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He had 15 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and totaled 6 boards. Ayton finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
Phoenix will take the court with a win-loss record of 0-1 on the season. They turn it over 18.0 times per game and as a team they commit 18.0 fouls per game. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 45.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 23 assists on the season, which has them ranked 19th in basketball in terms of passing. The Suns are hitting 37.8% from downtown (14 of 37) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 98.0 points per game (23rd in the NBA) while connecting on 41.4% from the field. When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing their opponents into 19.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 43.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 13th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.0). The Suns defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 53.0% (19 of 20) and they concede 46.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 25 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Trail Blazers took a loss by a final score of 124-121 when they faced the Kings. The Trail Blazers were able to pull down 40 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. The Kings earned 10 fouls for the contest which got the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 19 of them for a percentage of 86.4%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Portland converted 12 out of 35 tries (34.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Trail Blazers finished 45 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.4%. The Trail Blazers allowed the Kings to convert 42 of their 92 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 41.5% from distance by hitting 17 out of 41 and finished the contest at 23 out of 29 at the free throw line (79.3%). When talking about rebounding, Portland permitted Sacramento to snag 36 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Damian Lillard pitched in for the Trail Blazers for this game. He buried 8 out of 24 in the game for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and had 6 rebounds. Lillard earned 20 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and tallied 11 assists in this game.
Portland has a win-loss record of 0-1 for the campaign. Portland has accumulated 121 pts for the season (121.0 per contest) and they pull down 49.0 boards per game. The Trail Blazers are responsible for committing 22.0 personal fouls per game and they go 86.4% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Trail Blazers are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the NBA. They are getting an assist 25.0 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per game. The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 26th in the NBA in PPG given up with 124.0. The Portland defense gives up 41.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (17 of 41) and opponents are making 79.3% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.0 dimes and 43.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 15th and 6th in basketball. They are able to force 10.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Phoenix (+1)
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