Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 2/24/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
The Golden State Warriors (42-17) are on their way to Moda Center on Thursday where they will meet the Portland Trail Blazers (25-34).
The Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Nuggets and took a loss by a final of 117-116 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Warriors ended up finishing with 21 while the Nuggets recorded 18 fouls. They knocked down 14 out of their 36 attempts from long range. Denver finished the game at 81.0% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of their 21 attempts. On top of that, Denver pulled down 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Denver earned 48 assists and had 27 steals in this game. Concerning defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 47.3% from the field on 43 out of 91 shooting. They also recorded 26 dimes in this matchup while forcing the other team into 1 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 37 with 8 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Warriors converted 16 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Golden State wrapped up the game with a 51.7% field goal percentage (45 out of 87) and made 10 out of their 34 three-point attempts.
Stephen Curry is one player who was a contributor for this game. Curry finished the game shooting 52.6% from the field and distributed 6 assists. He played for 39 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. He accounted for 25 points on 10 of 19 shooting.
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Golden State will enter this game with a record of 42-17 on the year. They have an average of 110.6 points per outing (12th in basketball) while shooting 46.6% from the field. The Warriors are shooting 36.2% on 3-point shots (856 of 2,367) and 76.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Golden State is pulling down 45.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,605 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.3 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Warriors are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are 3rd in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,326 surrendered so far this season. The Warriors defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.3% (2,213 of 5,111) and they surrender 42.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 33.4% on 3-point attempts and they rank 4th in the league in points per game allowed (103.7).
When they last played, the Trail Blazers took home the win by a final score of 123-119 against the Grizzlies. The Trail Blazers were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for the game. They turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Grizzlies committed 9 fouls in the matchup which took the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for 32 tries. They were able to bury 24 of them for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Portland made 13 out of their 32 attempts (40.6%). In all, the Trail Blazers shot 43 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.6%. The Trail Blazers permitted the Grizzlies to convert 37 of their 85 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% in the game. They went 36.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 11 of 30 and ended up going 34 of 42 from the charity stripe (81.0%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Portland allowed Memphis to grab 29 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Josh Hart ended up being a major contributor for the Trail Blazers for the game. Hart earned 22 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and added 6 assists for the game. He converted 7 out of 12 in this game giving him a rate of 58.3%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Portland has a record of 25-34 on the season. The Trail Blazers commit 20.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.9 times per contest (25th in the league) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. Portland has scored 6,382 points this season (108.2 per contest) and they grab 44.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in the league.
The Portland defense surrenders 37.2% on three-point shots (807 of 2,172) and their opponents are converting on 75.9% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.8 dimes and 43.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 28th and 11th in the NBA. The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.0. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (26th in basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland
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