Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 2/27/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Portland Trail Blazers (25-35) are hosting the Denver Nuggets (34-25) at Moda Center on Sunday.
The Nuggets took the court against the Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 128-110 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 24 while the Kings accumulated 15 personal fouls. They converted 9 of 29 attempts from distance. Sacramento walked away from this one shooting 83.3% at the charity stripe by making 15 of their 18 tries. In addition, Sacramento grabbed 28 boards (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Sacramento doled out 34 assists and had 25 steals for this game. In regard to defense, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 43 out of 86 shooting. They also recorded 30 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets converted 17 of 20 tries for a percentage of 85.0%. Denver wrapped up the game having earned a 55.8% FG percentage (48 out of 86) and converted 15 out of their 35 3-pointers.
Nikola Jokic is a player who came through in the game. He scored 25 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and also collected 12 boards. Jokic went 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 9 assists.
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Denver steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 34-25 this year. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.3 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Denver is pulling in 43.9 boards per game and has racked up 1,602 assists so far this season, which is 4th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are shooting 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (766 of 2,153) and 79.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 110.2 points per game (13th in the league) while shooting 47.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Nuggets have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They give up 33.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 12th in the NBA in opponents points per game (107.8). The Nuggets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (2,381 of 5,107) and they concede 42.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 15th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,445 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Trail Blazers took a defeat with a final score of 132-95 when they faced the Warriors. In regard to attacking the glass, Portland allowed Golden State to grab 36 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 36.6% from three-point range by connecting on 15 of 41 and finished the game at 27 out of 32 from the free throw line (84.4%). The Trail Blazers allowed the Warriors to make 45 out of 88 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.1% for the contest. Overall, the Trail Blazers ended up shooting 31 for 78 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.7%. In the matter of three-point shots, Portland made 9 out of their 35 attempts (25.7%). They were able to knock down 24 of them for a percentage of 82.8%. The Warriors earned 12 fouls in this contest which got the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They also coughed it up 18 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Trail Blazers were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the matchup.
Anfernee Simons ended up being a factor for the Trail Blazers for this contest. He converted 7 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Simons scored 24 points in his 29 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in the matchup.
Portland has a win-loss mark of 25-35 for the season. The Trail Blazers commit 20.1 fouls every game and they go 76.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.8 times per contest (25th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per contest. Portland has totaled 6,477 points for the season (108.0 per game) and they collect 43.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.4. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (26th in basketball). The Portland defense gives up 37.1% from downtown (822 of 2,213) and their opponents are converting on 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 26.0 dimes and 43.7 rebounds every game, ranking them 29th and 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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