Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 1/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-17) are hitting the road to Moda Center on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Portland Trail Blazers (14-23).
The Cavaliers faced off with the Grizzlies and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 110-106 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Cavaliers walked away with 14 and the Grizzlies totaled 9 personal fouls. They knocked down 9 of 27 attempts from long range. Memphis finished the contest at 77.3% from the charity stripe by converting 17 of their 22 tries. In addition, Memphis grabbed 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Memphis earned 45 dimes and had 21 steals for this contest. When talking about the defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 46.7% from the floor on 42 out of 90 shooting. They also recorded 28 dimes in this contest while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 49 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 16 of 21 shots for a percentage of 76.2%. Cleveland ended having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (40 of 92) and converted 10 of 34 3-point attempts.
Jarrett Allen is a player who played a role in the matchup. He was able to score 22 points on 11 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and snagged 12 rebounds. Allen finished the contest at 78.6% from the floor and earned 2 assists.
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Cleveland heads into this one with a record of 21-17 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Cleveland is collecting 45.5 boards per game and has 968 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 7th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are hitting 35.2% on three-point attempts (464 of 1,319) and 78.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 107.7 pts per contest (19th in the league) while connecting on 46.3% from the field.
On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 2nd in the NBA in opponents PPG (102.6). The Cavaliers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (1,477 of 3,334) and they relinquish 43.2 boards per game as a unit. They rank 14th in the league in allowing assists with 895 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Trail Blazers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-109 when they faced the Heat. In the matter of how they rebounded, Portland allowed Miami to snag 36 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 46.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 19 of 41 and finished the game at 22 of 29 from the charity stripe (75.9%). The Trail Blazers allowed the Heat to convert 37 of 82 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.1% for this game. In all, the Trail Blazers finished shooting 33 for 78 from the field which had them shooting 42.3%. In regard to three-point shots, Portland converted 15 out of their 38 attempts (39.5%). They were able to make 28 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.8%. The Heat earned 11 fouls in the matchup which took the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for 36 tries. They turned the ball over 5 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Trail Blazers pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 36 for this game.
Anfernee Simons was important for the Trail Blazers in the matchup. Simons earned 28 points in his 39 mins on the court and had 7 dimes in the game. He knocked down 9 of 17 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and tallied 1 rebound.
Portland has a win-loss record of 14-23 so far this year. The Trail Blazers have committed 19.9 fouls every game and they hit 78.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.6 times per game (24th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per game. Portland has accounted for 4,033 pts for the year (109.0 per contest) and they average 43.5 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Trail Blazers are shooting 44.9% from the floor, which is ranked 21st in the league.
The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 113.2. They are forcing 13.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.9% from the field (30th in the league). The Portland defense allows 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (503 of 1,333) and opponents are making 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 26.0 assists and 43.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 29th and 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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