Toronto Raptors vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 1/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Portland Blazers
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+4)
Moda Center is the site where and the Portland Blazers (5-4) will play the Toronto Raptors (2-6) on Monday. Toronto opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 233.
The Toronto Raptors stepped onto the hardwood against the Sacramento Kings and walked away with a win by a score of 144-123 in their last contest. Toronto ended the game with a 58.2% field goal percentage (53 of 91) and made 20 of their 39 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Raptors converted 18 of 22 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 44 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 30 dimes in this game as well as earning 8 steals and 5 rejections. Concerning defending, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 56.8% from the floor on 46 out of 81 shooting. Sacramento doled out 36 dimes and had 9 steals in this game. In addition, the Kings pulled down 26 rebounds (3 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Sacramento shot 57.1% at the free throw line by making 16 of their 28 attempts. They also converted 15 of their 34 tries from beyond the arc.
Fred VanVleet is a guy who played a role in this game. He finished with 34 points on 13 of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 33:14 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. VanVleet finished the contest at 59.1% from the floor and distributed 7 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Raptors was Chris Boucher. He snagged 10 boards and totaled 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 75.0% from the floor in this game by shooting 9-of-12 (23 points). When all was said and done, Boucher played 29:12 min.
Toronto will enter this matchup with a record of 2-6 so far this year. The Raptors are shooting 36.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (124 of 343) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.9 points per outing (16th in the league) while going 44.3% from the field. They are turning it over 14.5 times per game and as a group they are committing 23.6 fouls every game. As a team, Toronto is pulling down 43.0 boards per contest and has totaled 189 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 28th in the NBA in terms of passing. On defense, the Raptors are forcing 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.1 fouls. They relinquish 38.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 21st in basketball in PPG allowed (113.4). The Raptors are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (136 of 161) and they concede 46.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 12th in basketball in giving up assists with 219 surrendered so far this year.
For their last game, the Portland Blazers got the victory with a final of 125-99 against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers earned 41 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 50 for the matchup. They turned away 5 shots while recording 10 steals in this matchup. The Kings were called for 20 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 87.0%. When talking about shots from downtown, Portland buried 17 of 41 attempts (41.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Blazers walked away from this one shooting 44 out of 100 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0%. The Blazers permitted the Kings to convert 33 out of their 81 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.7% for this game. They wrapped up this game 26.7% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 30 and finished the contest at 25 out of 35 at the free throw line (71.4%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Portland allowed Sacramento to grab 47 in total (6 on the offensive side).
CJ McCollum ended up having an impact for the Blazers for this contest. He buried 13 of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 59.1%, which had him sitting at 37 points. McCollum grabbed 3 boards in his 29:19 mins of time on the hardwood and added 3 dimes in the game. Another guy who came through for Portland was Damian Lillard. He ended up scoring 17 points in 29:40 mins played by way of 5 out of 16 from the floor for the matchup. Lillard finished going 31.3% from the field in addition to contributing 6 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Portland has a win-loss mark of 5-4 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Blazers are connecting on 44.5% from the field, which is 24th in the league. Portland has accounted for 1,061 pts so far this season (117.9 per contest) and they collect 44.7 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 22.7 times per contest (26th in the league) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per contest. The Blazers have committed 21.2 fouls per game and they hit 79.1% from the charity stripe. The Blazers on the defensive end are ranked 24th in the league in PPG given up with 115.9. They give up 23.9 assists and 48.1 boards per game, which is ranked 13th and 26th in the league. The Portland defense surrenders 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (116 of 331) and their opposition knocks down 78.3% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 14.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the floor (20th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (+4)
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