Portland Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
The Portland Blazers (40-29) head to Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (48-21).
The Portland Blazers played the Houston Rockets and went home with a win by a final score of 140-129 in their last game. Portland wrapped up the game having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (47 out of 92) and made 18 of their 40 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Blazers converted 28 of their 35 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 30 dimes for the matchup in addition to creating 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to defending, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 49.4% from the field on 42 of 85 shooting. Houston distributed 30 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Houston collected 44 boards (7 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Houston ended up shooting 96.4% when shooting free throws by burying 27 of 28 attempts. They made 18 of 38 shots from three-point range.
Damian Lillard is one player who was a factor in the matchup. He recorded 34 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He played for 35:35 minutes played and collected 9 rebounds. Lillard finished the game shooting 55.0% from the floor and also recorded 6 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Blazers was CJ McCollum. He pulled down 3 rebounds in his 35:22 min played on the night. He finished shooting 47.1% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 8-of-17 (28 points). At the conclusion of this game, McCollum accounted for 7 assists.
Portland comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 40-29 this year. The Blazers are shooting 38.4% on 3-pointers (1,086 of 2,831) and 82.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 116.0 points per game (5th in basketball) while hitting 45.1% from the floor. They turn it over 11.1 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Portland is snagging 44.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,467 assists on the year, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Blazers are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.1 fouls. They rank 17th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,737 conceded so far this season. The Blazers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.5% (863 of 1,315) and they relinquish 45.5 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 37.3% on 3-pointers while they are 23rd in the NBA in opponents PPG (114.5).
In their last game, the Phoenix Suns went home defeated by a final of 122-116 when they played the Golden State Warriors. The Suns were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 36 for this game. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Warriors earned 20 personal fouls in this contest which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a rate of 90.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Phoenix knocked down 16 out of their 37 attempts (43.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Suns shot 41 out of 79 from the floor which had them sitting at 51.9%. The Suns allowed the Warriors to make 47 of 95 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.5% for this game. They finished the game shooting 27.5% from downtown by going 11 out of 40 and finished the contest at 17 of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Phoenix permitted Golden State to pull down 40 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Devin Booker ended up being a major contributor for the Suns in this matchup. He made 11 out of 21 for this game for a field goal rate of 52.4%, and totaled 7 rebounds. Booker totaled 34 points in his 39:03 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists in the game. Another guy who came through for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He finished with 10 assists in his 32:48 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 9 of 17 from the floor. Paul finished going 52.9% from the floor as well as contributing 24 points and 3 boards.
Phoenix has a mark of 48-21 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Suns are shooting 49.0% from the field, which is ranked 2nd in the NBA. Phoenix has accounted for 7,919 pts this year (114.8 per contest) and they average 42.8 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 26.8 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 12.7 times per contest. The Suns commit 19.3 fouls per contest while shooting 83.1% from the charity stripe. The Suns defensively are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG allowed with 109.3. The Phoenix defense surrenders 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (810 of 2,276) and their opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 22.8 assists and 42.8 rebounds per game, which is ranked 4th and 10th in the league. They are able to force 13.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (13th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland
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