Portland Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-4)
Chase Center is the site where and the Golden State Warriors (2-3) will take on the Portland Blazers (3-2) on Sunday. Portland opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 233.
The Portland Blazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Golden State Warriors and notched a win by a score of 123-98 in their last game. Portland ended with a 43.5% field goal percentage (40 of 92) and made 20 out of their 43 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Blazers converted 23 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 76.7%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 51 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 23 assists for this contest in addition to having 11 steals and 3 rejections. With regard to defense, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 39.2% from the floor on 31 of 79 shooting. Golden State earned 19 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. On top of that, the Warriors had 44 rebounds (3 offensive, 41 defensive) and earned 9 blocks. Golden State finished the game shooting 87.9% at the charity stripe by burying 29 of 33 tries. They also converted 7 of 35 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Damian Lillard is one player who was a contributor in the game. He scored 34 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He played 35:23 mins and totaled 4 boards. Lillard finished the game shooting 52.4% from the floor and totaled 8 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Blazers was CJ McCollum. He pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 4 assists. He ended up going 52.4% from the field in the game by connecting on 11-of-21 (28 points). When this game wrapped up, McCollum played for 33:34 minutes.
Portland steps onto the court with a mark of 3-2 for the campaign. They turn it over 11.8 times per game and as a team are committing 19.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Portland is grabbing 44.4 boards per game and has racked up 114 assists on the year, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing. The Blazers are shooting 38.5% on 3-point shots (79 of 205) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.2 points per contest (11th in the NBA) while going 43.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Blazers are forcing 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.1% from 3-point land while they are 23rd in the league in PPG allowed (115.8). The Blazers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.8% (68 of 105) and they surrender 46.6 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 11th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 120 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors took a loss by a score of 123-98 when they played the Portland Blazers. The Warriors snagged 41 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the matchup. They also rejected 9 shots while getting 4 steals in the matchup. The Blazers were called for 27 personal fouls for this contest which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 29 of them for a rate of 87.9%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Golden State made 7 of their 35 tries (20.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Warriors finished shooting 31 out of 79 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.2%. The Warriors allowed the Blazers to bury 40 of their 92 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.5% for this contest. They finished 46.5% from downtown by connecting on 20 of 43 and ended up shooting 23 out of 30 from the charity stripe (76.7%). When discussing attacking the glass, Golden State allowed Portland to grab 51 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Stephen Curry ended up having an impact for the Warriors for the matchup. He buried 9 of 20 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.0%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Curry snagged 8 rebounds in his 33:38 mins of time on the court and had 5 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He was able to score 15 points in his 32:34 mins played by going 5 out of 12 from the floor in this game. Wiggins wrapped this one up going 41.7% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 4 boards.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 2-3 for the campaign. Golden State has accounted for 541 points for the campaign (108.2 per contest) and they grab 43.0 rebounds per game. The Warriors are committing 25.0 fouls per contest and they hit 80.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Warriors are hitting on 39.8% from the floor, which ranks 30th in the NBA. They are getting an assist 21.0 times per contest (28th in the league) and they turn it over 15.0 times per game. The Warriors on the defensive end are ranked 30th in the league in points given up per game with 124.0. They have forced 17.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (19th in the league). The Golden State defense concedes 44.7% on shots from 3-point land (85 of 190) and their opponents are converting on 76.4% of their free throw attempts. They give up 24.0 assists and 53.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 15th and 30th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (+4) and under 233 points
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