Portland Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 4/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+7.5)
The Portland Blazers (34-28) travel to Barclays Center on Friday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets (42-20). The odds on this contest have Brooklyn as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 234.5.
The Portland Blazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Memphis Grizzlies and walked away with a win by a score of 130-109 in their last game. Portland wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 out of 92) and made 15 of their 40 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Blazers made 25 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 89.3%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 51 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 dimes in this game while creating 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding defense, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 42.0% from the field on 37 of 88 shooting. Memphis distributed 26 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Additionally, Memphis snagged 44 rebounds (8 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Memphis finished the contest at 86.7% from the charity stripe by making 26 of 30 attempts. They also knocked down 9 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc.
CJ McCollum is someone who was important in this matchup. He was able to score 26 points on 10 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 34:28 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. McCollum walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and recorded 6 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Blazers was Norman Powell. He grabbed 5 rebounds in his 36:37 min on the hardwood. He finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor in this contest by going 8-of-14 (24 points). When all was said and done, Powell had 4 assists.
Portland heads into this one with a record of 34-28 this year. They currently have an average of 114.9 points per outing (7th in basketball) while hitting 44.7% from the floor. The Blazers are hitting 37.9% on 3-point shots (976 of 2,572) and 82.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Portland is pulling down 44.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,289 dimes so far this year, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Blazers are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are giving up 36.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 24th in the NBA in PPG allowed (114.7). The Blazers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.8% (783 of 1,170) and they relinquish 45.6 boards per game as a team. They are 19th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,567 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Brooklyn Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 116-103 when they played the Toronto Raptors. The Nets earned 34 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 41 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Raptors were called for 19 fouls in this contest which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 100.0%. In regard to three-point shots, Brooklyn converted 18 of 45 attempts (40.0%). Overall, the Nets shot 40 for 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.2%. The Nets permitted the Raptors to bury 36 out of 91 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.6% for this contest. They went 34.9% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 15 out of 43 and ended up going 16 out of 19 from the charity stripe (84.2%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Brooklyn permitted Toronto to pull down 47 overall (15 offensive).
Jeff Green was important for the Nets in the game. He made 8 out of 16 in the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and earned 8 rebounds. Green recorded 22 points in his 36:33 mins on the court and had 1 assist in this contest. Another guy that was important for Brooklyn was Kevin Durant. He wrapped the game up with 4 assists in his 32:37 mins played, and he knocked down 5 of 7 from the floor. Durant ended the game having shot 71.4% from the field while notching 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 42-20 so far this year. Brooklyn has tallied 7,361 points this year (118.7 per contest) and they average 44.3 rebounds per game. The Nets commit 19.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 80.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Nets are connecting on 49.3% from the floor, which is ranked 1st in basketball. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per game (7th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 114.1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (10th in basketball). The Brooklyn defense allows 36.7% from downtown (817 of 2,228) and their opponents are converting on 77.4% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 24.4 dimes and 42.6 boards every game, which has them ranked 13th and 8th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-7.5) and over 234.5 points
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