Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+8)
The Phoenix Suns will play the Portland Trail Blazers at Footprint Center on Friday. Phoenix opens as 8-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 224.
The Trail Blazers took the court against the Grizzlies and ended up losing by a score of 111-106 in their last game. Portland finished the contest having earned a 40.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 89) and converted 13 out of their 33 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers buried 21 of their 26 shots for a rate of 80.8%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 46 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists in this game while forcing 14 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to defending, Portland allowed 45.8% from the floor on 38 out of 83 shooting. Memphis dished out 28 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, Memphis grabbed 46 rebounds (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Memphis ended up going 81.5% at the charity stripe by converting 22 of 27 shots. They also knocked down 13 of their 28 tries from 3-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up finishing with 17 while the Grizzlies racked up 19 personal fouls.
Jusuf Nurkic is one player who came through in the game. He finished with 23 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 35 mins and pulled down 13 boards. Nurkic ended up going 57.1% from the field and recorded 4 assists.
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Portland heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 5-2 on the year. They are averaging 114.0 pts per contest (15th in basketball) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor. The Trail Blazers are hitting 37.9% on shots from 3-point land (85 of 224) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Portland is pulling in 45.4 rebounds per game and has earned 153 dimes for the campaign, which is 29th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 16.6 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.7 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Trail Blazers are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers every game and they draw 23.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 17th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 197 conceded for the season. The Trail Blazers are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.3% (290 of 626) and they surrender 41.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 36.4% on shots from distance while they are 10th in the league in points per game from their opponents (110.6).
In their last game, the Suns got the victory with a final of 116-107 against the Timberwolves. Regarding rebounding, Phoenix allowed Minnesota to pull down 42 in all (10 on the offensive side). They shot 38.2% from 3-point land by shooting 13 of 34 and finished the game at 20 of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Suns permitted the Timberwolves to convert 37 out of 87 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.5% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Suns walked away from this one shooting 41 for 89 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.1%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Phoenix made 17 out of their 43 tries (39.5%). They were able to bury 17 of those for a clip of 77.3%. The Timberwolves had 24 fouls for the contest which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 9 steals for this game. The Suns snagged 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 34 in the matchup.
Cameron Johnson pitched in for the Suns for this game. He made 10 of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and had 2 rebounds. Johnson scored 29 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 3 dimes for the contest.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 6-1 on the season. As an offensive team, the Suns are hitting on 48.8% from the field, which is ranked 1st in the NBA. Phoenix has totaled 828 pts on the year (118.3 per contest) and they pull in 42.1 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 29.9 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest. The Suns commit 22.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 80.7% from the charity stripe.
The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 4th in basketball in points allowed per game with 106.4. They are forcing 15.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (5th in the NBA). The Phoenix defense allows 34.7% on three-point shots (82 of 236) and their opposition makes 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 20.3 dimes and 42.1 total boards per game, which is 2nd and 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (-8)
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