Portland Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+5.5)
The Phoenix Suns (19-10) play the Portland Blazers (18-11) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Monday. The spread on this matchup has Phoenix as 5.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 227.5.
The Portland Blazers took the court against the Washington Wizards and took a loss by a score of 118-111 in their last contest. Portland walked away from the contest having earned a 35.9% field goal percentage (37 of 103) and converted 19 of their 55 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Blazers converted 18 of their 25 tries for a rate of 72.0%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 50 with 17 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists for the contest while having 10 steals and 7 blocked shots. Regarding the defense, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 45 of 89 shooting. Washington recorded 23 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Wizards had 54 rebounds (12 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Washington finished the game at 75.9% from the charity stripe by burying 22 of 29 shots. They also knocked down 6 of 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Damian Lillard is one player who was a major factor in the game. He scored 34 points on 12 of 26 shooting. He played for 36:28 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. Lillard finished shooting 46.2% from the field and also dished out 11 assists. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Blazers was Gary Trent. He snagged 2 rebounds and totaled 2 assists. He went 46.2% from the field for the contest by going 6-of-13 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Trent was on the court for 35:35 min.
Portland comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 18-11 for the season. They average 115.7 points per outing (3rd in the league) while hitting 44.3% from the field. The Blazers are connecting on 38.7% on 3-point shots (476 of 1,231) and 81.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Portland is collecting 44.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 581 dimes on the season, which is 30th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.3 times per game and as a group they commit 19.8 fouls every game. Defensively, the Blazers are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They rank 14th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 719 surrendered on the season. The Blazers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.7% (390 of 535) and they surrender 46.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 36.5% on three-point shots and they are 26th in the league in PPG from their opponents (115.2).
The last time they took the court, the Phoenix Suns got the victory with a final of 128-97 when they played the Memphis Grizzlies. The Suns were able to snag 36 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 41 in the game. They also blocked 7 attempts while recording 5 steals in the game. The Grizzlies were called for 12 fouls in the matchup which got the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Phoenix buried 24 of their 46 attempts (52.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Suns finished shooting 46 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.5%. The Suns allowed the Grizzlies to convert 36 out of 93 tries from the floor which had them at 38.7% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 15.2% from 3-point land by going 5 of 33 and ended up going 20 of 23 from the free throw line (87.0%). Regarding rebounds, Phoenix allowed Memphis to get 50 in all (17 on the offensive glass).
Devin Booker ended up being a major contributor for the Suns for the game. He buried 7 of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 53.8%, which got him 23 points. Booker totaled 5 boards in his 26:09 mins of time on the court and earned 5 dimes for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Phoenix was Mikal Bridges. He totaled 19 points in 27:42 mins on the court by way of 6 out of 7 shooting for the contest. Bridges ended up shooting 85.7% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss record of 19-10 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Suns are shooting 48.0% from the field, which ranks them 7th in basketball. Phoenix has earned 3,264 pts for the campaign (112.6 per game) and they average 43.9 boards per game. They are getting an assist 26.6 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per game. The Suns are committing 20.2 personal fouls per contest and they hit 83.3% from the free throw line. The Suns defensively are ranked 4th in the NBA in points given up per game with 107.8. They concede 22.1 assists and 43.7 rebounds per contest, which is 2nd and 12th in the league. The Phoenix defense allows 34.7% on 3-point attempts (319 of 920) and opponents are connecting on 76.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (10th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix (-5.5) and over 227.5 points
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