Portland Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 5/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Hawks (34-29) will play the Portland Blazers (34-28) on Monday.
The Portland Blazers faced off with the Memphis Grizzlies and took home the win by a score of 130-109 in their last contest. Portland finished with a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 of 92) and buried 15 out of their 40 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Blazers knocked down 25 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 89.3%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned 51 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 23 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing defense, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 42.0% from the floor on 37 out of 88 shooting. Memphis earned 26 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. On top of that, Memphis collected 44 rebounds (8 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Memphis ended up shooting 86.7% from the free throw line by making 26 of 30 attempts. They converted 9 of their 32 attempts from distance.
CJ McCollum is one player who came through for this game. He walked away with 26 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He played for 34:28 mins played and also snagged 4 boards. McCollum finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also earned 6 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Blazers was Norman Powell. He pulled down 5 rebounds in 36:37 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field for the matchup by hitting 8-of-14 (24 points). When the final whistle was blown, Powell accounted for 4 assists.
Portland heads into this matchup with a mark of 34-28 for the season. They are averaging 114.9 points per outing (7th in basketball) while hitting 44.7% from the field. The Blazers are shooting 37.9% on shots from beyond the arc (976 of 2,572) and 82.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland is snagging 44.4 boards per game and has accounted for 1,289 dimes this season, which is 30th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.1 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Blazers are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 fouls. The Blazers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.8% (783 of 1,170) and they surrender 45.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 19th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,567 relinquished for the campaign. They concede 36.9% from 3-point land while they are 25th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (114.7).
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 127-83 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Hawks earned 30 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards totaling 47 in this contest. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 3 steals for the game. The 76ers had 22 personal fouls for this contest which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They were able to make 23 of the free throw tries for a rate of 79.3%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Atlanta converted 6 of their 19 tries (31.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks shot 27 for 81 from the floor which had them sitting at 33.3%. The Hawks allowed the 76ers to convert 48 of 89 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 53.9% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 44.4% from three-point range via 16 of 36 and ended up going 15 of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Atlanta allowed Philadelphia to snag 46 in total (11 on the offensive side).
John Collins was important for the Hawks in this contest. He made 8 out of 11 for the game giving him a rate of 72.7%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Collins totaled 21 points in his 28:55 mins on the court and had 2 assists in the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Solomon Hill. He accumulated 4 assists in 30:17 mins played, and he shot 4 of 10 from the floor. Hill walked away from this one going 40.0% from the floor and also totaling 14 points and 5 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 34-29 for the campaign. The Hawks commit 19.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 81.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.0 times per contest (21st in the league) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. Atlanta has scored 7,105 points this year (112.8 per contest) and they snag 45.3 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Hawks are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 18th in the NBA. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 16th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.4. The Atlanta defense surrenders 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc (753 of 2,161) and opponents are knocking down 80.3% of their free throw shots. They concede 24.1 assists and 42.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 9th and 9th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the field (13th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta
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