Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers 11/9/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
STAPLES Center is the site where the Los Angeles Clippers (5-4) will compete against the Portland Trail Blazers (5-5) on Monday.
The Trail Blazers played the Lakers and earned the victory with a final of 105-90 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Trail Blazers walked away with 21 and the Lakers had 19 personal fouls. They also made 9 of 32 tries from 3-point land. Los Angeles finished the game at 79.2% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of their 24 attempts. Furthermore, Los Angeles snagged 48 rebounds (11 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Los Angeles distributed 59 assists and had 20 steals in this matchup. When discussing defending, Portland allowed 34.4% from the field on 31 of 90 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and having 14 steals. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 52 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Trail Blazers made 18 of 24 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Portland finished the game with a 37.9% field goal percentage (36 of 95) and buried 15 of their 55 3-pointers.
Jusuf Nurkic is a guy who played a role in the game. Nurkic walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 22 mins played and also pulled down 17 rebounds. He accumulated 15 points on 6 out of 6 shooting.
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Portland will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 5-5 on the campaign. They have an average of 110.3 points per contest (9th in basketball) while hitting 45.1% from the field. The Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6% on three-point attempts (149 of 418) and 74.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Portland is collecting 48.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 231 assists this year, which ranks 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.2 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Trail Blazers are forcing 14.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 16th in the league in PPG allowed (107.4). The Trail Blazers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.4% (400 of 881) and they surrender 43.7 boards per game as a unit. They rank 29th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 279 relinquished this year.
When they last played, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 120-106 against the Hornets. The Clippers were able to snag 43 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in this game. They also turned the ball over 20 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Hornets had 13 fouls in the matchup which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 95.2%. Concerning shooting from distance, Los Angeles made 18 of their 48 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers went 41 for 86 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.7%. The Clippers allowed the Hornets to knock down 41 of their 101 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 40.6% in this matchup. They shot 30.3% from distance by connecting on 10 of 33 and ended up going 14 out of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). When discussing how they rebounded, Los Angeles allowed Charlotte to snag 32 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Terance Mann was important for the Clippers for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 8 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and earned 10 rebounds. Mann had 17 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 3 assists for the game.
Los Angeles has a record of 5-4 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Clippers are connecting on 43.8% from the field, which ranks them 20th in basketball. Los Angeles has scored 963 points this year (107.0 per contest) and they grab 44.8 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 23.7 times per contest (13th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.4 times per game. The Clippers commit 18.6 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.6% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (112 of 327) and their opposition makes 78.2% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 20.2 dimes and 49.3 rebounds every game, ranking them 3rd and 28th in basketball. The Clippers are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 102.6. They are able to force 18.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (3rd in the league).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland
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