Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 1/17/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Portland Trail Blazers are traveling to Ball Arena on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Denver Nuggets.
The Trail Blazers faced the Mavericks and went home with a win by a final score of 140-123 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Trail Blazers walked away with 29 while the Mavericks recorded 29 personal fouls. They also buried 14 of their 42 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Dallas finished the game shooting 81.8% when shooting free throws by converting 27 of 33 attempts. In addition, Dallas pulled down 39 boards (13 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Dallas dished out 31 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Regarding defense, Portland allowed the other team to go 46.1% from the field on 41 of 89 shooting. They also recorded 28 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 41 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers made 37 of their 42 attempts for a percentage of 88.1%. Portland wrapped up the game having earned a 50.6% field goal percentage (43 of 85) and knocked down 17 of their 44 3-pointers.
Damian Lillard is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. Lillard finished shooting 58.8% from the floor and distributed 6 dimes. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. He ended up with 40 points on 10 of 17 shooting.
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Portland enters this matchup with a record of 21-22 for the season. They are turning it over 15.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Portland is pulling in 43.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,045 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing. The Trail Blazers are hitting 37.3% on 3-point shots (541 of 1,451) and 78.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 113.3 points per game (17th in the league) while hitting 47.9% from the field.
On defense, the Trail Blazers have forced 13.7 turnovers every game and they draw 21.8 personal fouls. They concede 36.1% on 3-point attempts and they rank 13th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.6). The Trail Blazers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% (1,766 of 3,731) and they concede 40.9 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,092 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 119-116 against the Magic. In regard to rebounds, Denver allowed Orlando to grab 39 in all (10 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 24.1% from beyond the arc by going 7 out of 29 and ended up going 27 of 34 from the charity stripe (79.4%). The Nuggets permitted the Magic to make 41 of 84 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8% for the game. Overall, the Nuggets went 48 out of 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 53.9%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Denver buried 13 of their 39 tries (33.3%). They were able to knock down 10 of them for a rate of 52.6%. The Magic were called for 17 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 10 steals in the matchup. The Nuggets pulled down 29 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for the matchup.
Aaron Gordon ended up being a major contributor for the Nuggets in the matchup. He converted 9 out of 13 in the game for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and had 8 rebounds. Gordon scored 25 points in his 32 minutes of playing time and earned 5 dimes for the matchup.
Denver has a record of 30-13 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are shooting 50.9% from the floor, which ranks 1st in the NBA. Denver has tallied 5,033 pts for the year (117.0 per game) and they collect 43.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 28.7 times per game (2nd in the league) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per contest. The Nuggets are committing 19.3 fouls per contest and they hit 74.9% from the free throw line.
The Denver defense surrenders 35.1% on 3-point shots (512 of 1,458) and opponents are knocking down 75.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 26.2 dimes and 40.2 total rebounds per game, which is 27th and 2nd in the league. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the league in points given up per game with 113.1. They have forced 13.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.0% from the floor (24th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver and under the total points
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