Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets 11/14/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Ball Arena is the location where the Denver Nuggets (8-4) will compete against the Portland Trail Blazers (6-7) on Sunday.
The Trail Blazers faced the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 104-92 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Trail Blazers left the arena with 27 while the Rockets finished the game with 13 fouls. They converted 7 of their 32 attempts from downtown. Houston went 63.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of their 27 tries. Additionally, Houston pulled down 40 rebounds (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Houston doled out 49 dimes and had 13 steals in this matchup. With regard to defending, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 34 out of 85 shooting. They also recorded 21 assists in this matchup as well as creating 6 turnovers and getting 10 steals. With respect to pulling down boards, they earned 52 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers converted 25 of 31 attempts for a rate of 80.6%. Portland finished the game with a 39.1% FG percentage (34 out of 87) and made 11 out of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Damian Lillard is someone who was important for the matchup. Lillard walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the floor and distributed 7 dimes. He saw the court for 38 mins played and grabbed 6 boards. He ended up scoring 20 points on 6 of 16 shooting.
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Portland comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 6-7 this season. They currently have an average of 109.6 points per game (11th in the league) while hitting 45.1% from the field. The Trail Blazers are connecting on 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (181 of 521) and 75.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Portland is collecting 47.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 305 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 9th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.8 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Trail Blazers are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 fouls. They relinquish 37.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 17th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (107.8). The Trail Blazers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.0% (527 of 1,145) and they concede 43.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 29th in basketball in giving up assists with 344 conceded for the season.
In their last game, the Nuggets got the victory with a final of 105-96 when they played the Hawks. The Nuggets corralled 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 49 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Hawks earned 8 fouls in the game which got the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to make 15 of those for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Denver converted 10 out of their 35 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Nuggets ended up shooting 40 for 90 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.4%. The Nuggets allowed the Hawks to convert 38 of 93 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.9% in the game. They went 17.9% from distance by going 5 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Denver allowed Atlanta to pull down 36 in all (14 on the offensive glass).
Aaron Gordon ended up being a major contributor for the Nuggets for the contest. Gordon recorded 23 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and added 4 dimes for the matchup. He made 7 out of 11 for this contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and added 4 rebounds.
Denver has a mark of 8-4 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Nuggets are connecting on 46.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 9th in basketball. Denver has accumulated 1,225 points this season (102.1 per contest) and they pull down 44.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 23.8 times per game (10th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. The Nuggets commit 19.1 fouls every game and they connect on 73.3% from the charity stripe.
The Denver defense allows 32.0% on 3-pointers (126 of 394) and their opponents are making 73.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 21.6 assists and 44.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 8th and 8th in the league. The Nuggets defensively are ranked 1st in the league in points given up per game with 98.3. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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