Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 12/14/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Moda Center is the location where the Portland Trail Blazers (11-16) will play the Phoenix Suns (21-4) on Tuesday.
The Suns took the court against the Celtics and earned the victory with a final of 111-90 in their last contest. Phoenix ended the game having earned a 44.8% field goal percentage (43 of 96) and knocked down 14 of their 38 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Suns buried 11 of 11 tries for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 53 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 25 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 6 turnovers and having 4 steals. In terms of defense, Phoenix allowed 37.6% from the floor on 35 of 93 shooting. Boston earned 46 assists and had 13 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Boston grabbed 31 boards (15 offensive, 16 defensive) and earned 9 blocks. Boston finished shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by burying 16 of their 24 tries. They converted 4 of their 26 tries from 3-point range. When talking about fouls, the Suns finished with 21 and the Celtics racked up 13 fouls.
JaVale McGee is one player who was a contributor for this game. He ended up scoring 21 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played 26 minutes and grabbed 15 boards. McGee ended up shooting 56.3% from the floor and earned 2 dimes.
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Phoenix enters this contest with a mark of 21-4 for the season. They are averaging 111.4 points per outing (4th in the league) while going 47.7% from the floor. The Suns are hitting 36.9% on shots from beyond the arc (284 of 770) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling down 45.4 rebounds per contest and has earned 652 assists on the campaign, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.9 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 2nd in basketball in giving up assists with 560 relinquished this season. The Suns defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.4% (975 of 2,247) and they surrender 46.3 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (104.4).
For their last game, the Trail Blazers went home defeated by a final of 116-111 when they faced the Timberwolves. In relation to attacking the glass, Portland allowed Minnesota to get 32 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 38.9% from distance by shooting 14 out of 36 and finished the contest at 26 of 32 at the free throw line (81.3%). The Trail Blazers permitted the Timberwolves to convert 38 out of 85 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 44.7% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Trail Blazers shot 37 out of 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.7%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Portland made 18 of 48 tries (37.5%). They were able to make 19 of those for a percentage of 67.9%. The Timberwolves had 17 personal fouls in this game which took the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for 28 tries. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. The Trail Blazers were able to corral 33 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 45 for this contest.
Damian Lillard ended up being important for the Trail Blazers in the matchup. Lillard racked up 24 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 6 dimes in this contest. He converted 5 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 29.4%, and earned 11 rebounds.
Portland has a record of 11-16 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 18th in basketball. Portland has 2,923 pts for the season (108.3 per game) and they pull in 44.1 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 23.1 times per contest (16th in the league) and they turn it over 13.8 times per contest. The Trail Blazers are responsible for committing 19.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 77.8% from the free throw line.
The Trail Blazers on the defensive end are ranked 25th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.2. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (28th in the NBA). The Portland defense concedes 38.2% on shots from beyond the arc (375 of 981) and opponents are connecting on 74.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.4 assists and 43.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 26th and 5th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Portland and under the total points
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