Portland Trail Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/18/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
Barclays Center is the location where the Brooklyn Nets (36-34) will attempt to beat the Portland Trail Blazers (26-42) on Friday.
The Trail Blazers took the court against the Knicks and took a loss by a score of 128-98 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Trail Blazers walked away with 31 while the Knicks racked up 10 fouls. They buried 16 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. New York finished the game at 82.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 32 of their 39 shots. In addition, New York snagged 38 boards (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. New York totaled 47 assists and had 31 steals for the game. In the matter of the defense, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 40 out of 80 shooting. They also recorded 26 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 1 steal. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 41 with 10 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Trail Blazers made 7 of 14 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. Portland ended the contest having earned a 44.0% FG percentage (40 out of 91) and buried 11 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land.
Kris Dunn is a guy who came through for the game. He ended up walking away with 13 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes played and pulled down 1 board. Dunn ended up going 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 7 dimes.
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Portland will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 26-42 so far this season. They have an average of 107.1 pts per game (23rd in the league) while going 44.4% from the field. The Trail Blazers are hitting 35.0% from downtown (888 of 2,534) and 76.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Portland is grabbing 43.7 boards per contest and has tallied 1,539 assists on the season, which is 27th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.7 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Trail Blazers are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They surrender 36.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 27th in the league in PPG allowed (113.8). The Trail Blazers are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.3% (2,777 of 5,870) and they relinquish 44.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 27th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,794 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nets took a defeat with a final score of 113-111 when they faced the Mavericks. Regarding team rebounding, Brooklyn allowed Dallas to grab 28 overall (9 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 35.3% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 12 out of 34 and finished the contest at 19 of 19 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Nets allowed the Mavericks to knock down 41 of their 83 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.4% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Nets ended up shooting 45 for 91 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.5%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Brooklyn made 9 of their 26 tries (34.6%). They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 80.0%. The Mavericks had 10 personal fouls in this contest which got the Nets to the free throw line for 15 tries. They gave up possession 11 times, while earning 2 steals in the matchup. The Nets were able to snag 26 defensive boards and 19 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the contest.
Andre Drummond was important for the Nets in this matchup. Drummond scored 14 points in his 22 mins on the court and had 1 assist in this contest. He converted 7 of 8 for this contest for a rate of 87.5%, and had 17 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 36-34 on the season. As an offense, the Nets are connecting on 47.1% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the league. Brooklyn has accounted for 7,832 points this year (111.9 per game) and they grab 44.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 25.1 times per contest (9th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per game. The Nets have committed 20.1 personal fouls every game and they go 79.9% from the free throw line.
The Brooklyn defense gives up 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (861 of 2,522) and opponents are converting on 80.0% of their foul shots. They have conceded 24.0 dimes and 44.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 12th and 14th in basketball. The Nets defensively are ranked 19th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland
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