Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Moda Center is the location where the Portland Trail Blazers (6-7) will take on the Toronto Raptors (7-7) on Monday.
The Raptors played the Pistons and went home with a loss by a final score of 127-121 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Raptors ended up finishing with 25 while the Pistons finished the game with 13 fouls. They made 15 of 35 attempts from beyond the arc. Detroit walked away from this one shooting 86.7% from the charity stripe by converting 26 of 30 tries. Furthermore, Detroit collected 25 rebounds (9 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 1 block. Detroit earned 34 assists and had 34 steals in this matchup. In regard to the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to go 54.4% from the floor on 43 of 79 shooting. They also dished out 21 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled 39 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Raptors converted 20 of 31 attempts for a rate of 64.5%. Toronto walked away from the contest having earned a 50.6% field goal percentage (44 out of 87) and converted 13 of their 34 three-point attempts.
Pascal Siakam is a player who came through for this game. Siakam finished the game shooting 64.3% from the field and distributed 7 assists. He was on the court for 35 minutes played and also collected 12 rebounds. He recorded 25 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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Toronto will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 7-7 so far this season. They average 105.4 points per contest (21st in basketball) while hitting 43.9% from the floor. The Raptors are shooting 33.8% on shots from downtown (150 of 444) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Toronto is pulling in 45.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 288 assists this year, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.1 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 16.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.6% from 3-point land while they are 10th in the NBA in points per game allowed (104.3). The Raptors are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.9% (532 of 1,160) and they concede 41.9 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 22nd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 329 relinquished this year.
In their last game, the Trail Blazers took home the win by a final score of 104-92 against the Rockets. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Portland permitted Houston to snag 40 overall (9 on the offensive side). They went 21.9% from 3-point land via 7 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 27 at the free throw line (63.0%). The Trail Blazers permitted the Rockets to convert 34 out of 85 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Trail Blazers ended up shooting 34 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.1%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Portland converted 11 out of 36 tries (30.6%). They were able to convert 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.6%. The Rockets committed 13 fouls in the game which got the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 31 attempts. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 10 steals for the contest. The Trail Blazers recorded 41 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 for this contest.
Damian Lillard ended up having an impact for the Trail Blazers for this game. Lillard racked up 20 points in his 38 mins on the court and had 7 assists for this game. He converted 6 out of 16 for the game for a rate of 37.5%, and added 6 rebounds.
Portland has a win-loss mark of 6-7 for the campaign. The Trail Blazers commit 18.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.5 times per contest (15th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest. Portland has scored 1,425 pts this year (109.6 per contest) and they average 47.8 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers are ranked 17th in basketball in points allowed per game with 107.8. They have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (23rd in the league). The Portland defense gives up 37.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (177 of 476) and their opposition makes 69.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 26.5 dimes and 43.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 29th and 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland
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