San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/2/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBA TV
The San Antonio Spurs (6-13) are hitting the road to Moda Center on Thursday where they will take on the Portland Trail Blazers (11-11).
The Spurs faced the Wizards and took home the win by a score of 116-99 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Spurs finished with 15 and the Wizards recorded 6 personal fouls. They knocked down 9 out of their 31 shots from beyond the arc. Washington ended up shooting 61.5% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of their 13 tries. In addition, Washington pulled down 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Washington doled out 40 assists and had 26 steals in this game. In regard to defending, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 41 of 92 shooting. They also recorded 28 assists for this game as well as forcing 3 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 51 with 15 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spurs buried 10 of 16 shots for a rate of 62.5%. San Antonio finished with a 53.3% FG percentage (49 of 92) and converted 8 out of their 18 three-point shots.
Dejounte Murray is someone who was a contributor in this contest. Murray shot 42.1% from the floor and recorded 8 dimes. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and also pulled down 10 rebounds. He ended up with 22 points on 8 of 19 shooting.
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San Antonio comes into this one with a mark of 6-13 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.4 fouls per game. As a team, San Antonio is pulling in 44.6 boards per game and has accounted for 521 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are connecting on 34.2% on shots from distance (183 of 535) and 68.7% from the free throw line. They average 107.2 points per contest (17th in basketball) while connecting on 46.6% from the field.
On defense, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 1st in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 445 relinquished for the campaign. The Spurs are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.3% (791 of 1,710) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 35.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG allowed (109.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Trail Blazers went home victorious with a score of 110-92 against the Pistons. In regard to team rebounding, Portland permitted Detroit to snag 38 in total (7 offensive). They shot 25.7% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 30 at the charity stripe (83.3%). The Trail Blazers allowed the Pistons to bury 29 of 76 tries from the field which left them shooting 38.2% in the game. When the game finished, the Trail Blazers went 41 out of 96 from the field which had them at 42.7%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Portland knocked down 14 of their 42 attempts (33.3%). They were able to make 14 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. The Pistons were called for 18 fouls in the game which took the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Trail Blazers snagged 33 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 43 in the game.
CJ McCollum ended up being a factor for the Trail Blazers in this game. He made 11 out of 26 for this game giving him a rate of 42.3%, and had 4 rebounds. McCollum earned 28 points in his 36 mins on the court and accumulated 6 assists in this matchup.
Portland has a record of 11-11 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Trail Blazers are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which is 13th in the league. Portland has tallied 2,428 points this season (110.4 per game) and they grab 44.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 23.6 times per game (15th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. The Trail Blazers are committing 18.7 fouls per contest and they go 79.0% from the charity stripe.
The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the league in points given up per game with 110.0. They are able to force 13.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (28th in the league). The Portland defense gives up 38.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (301 of 790) and their opposition knocks down 73.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 25.7 dimes and 42.7 boards per game, which is ranked 26th and 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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