Portland Trail Blazers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 11/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-4) will try to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers (3-4) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday.
The Trail Blazers took the court against the 76ers and took a loss by a score of 113-103 in their last contest. Portland ended having earned a 47.6% field goal percentage (40 out of 84) and buried 12 of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers knocked down 11 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 61.1%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 45 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 21 dimes in this game while forcing 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning the defense, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 51.8% from the field on 43 out of 83 shooting. Philadelphia distributed 34 assists and had 34 steals in this game. Additionally, Philadelphia grabbed 27 boards (7 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Philadelphia finished the game shooting 87.5% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 16 attempts. They knocked down 13 of 36 attempts from downtown.
Damian Lillard is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He racked up 20 points on 7 of 20 shooting. He played 36 minutes and also totaled 7 boards. Lillard ended up going 35.0% from the floor and dished out 10 dimes.
Portland comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 3-4 for the year. The Trail Blazers are shooting 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (104 of 287) and 73.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 112.0 pts per contest (8th in basketball) on 45.8% from the field. They are turning it over 15.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Portland is pulling down 49.6 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 158 assists on the year, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Trail Blazers are forcing 13.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.9 fouls. They give up 37.2% on three-point shots while they are 18th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.1). The Trail Blazers are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.6% (287 of 629) and they surrender 42.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 29th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 202 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Cavaliers walked away with a victory by a final of 113-110 when they played the Hornets. The Cavaliers were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 12 steals for this game. The Hornets were called for 17 personal fouls in the game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 38 tries. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.4%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Cleveland made 9 out of 28 tries (32.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cavaliers shot 39 out of 90 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.3%. The Cavaliers allowed the Hornets to convert 42 out of 102 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 41.2% for this game. They shot 38.5% from distance via 15 of 39 and ended up shooting 11 out of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). In reference to rebounding, Cleveland allowed Charlotte to snag 26 overall (21 on the offensive side).
Jarrett Allen was important for the Cavaliers in this matchup. He converted 9 of 13 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and added 16 rebounds. Allen earned 24 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes in the matchup.
Cleveland has a mark of 4-4 for the year. The Cavaliers are committing 16.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 76.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per game (8th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.9 times per contest. Cleveland has accumulated 831 pts this season (103.9 per contest) and they snag 45.5 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cavaliers are connecting on 44.5% from the field, which is ranked 17th in the league. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 12th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 105.0. They have allowed 24.8 assists and 47.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 23rd and 21st in the league. The Cleveland defense gives up 32.6% from downtown (88 of 270) and their opposition knocks down 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland
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