Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 10/30/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Scotiabank Arena is the site where the Toronto Raptors (1-2) will attempt to beat the Portland Trail Blazers (0-2) on Monday.
The Trail Blazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Magic and took a loss by a final of 102-97 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up finishing with 24 while the Magic accounted for 16 personal fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 28 tries from long range. Orlando finished the game shooting 65.6% at the free throw line by making 21 of their 32 tries. In addition, Orlando collected 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 1 block. Orlando recorded 22 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. When talking about defense, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 45.6% from the field on 36 out of 79 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists for this contest as well as forcing 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 47 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Trail Blazers made 18 of 21 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. Portland walked away from the game with a 39.8% field goal percentage (35 out of 88) and made 9 out of their 32 3-point attempts.
Shaedon Sharpe is a guy who was a factor for this contest. Sharpe went 39.1% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He played for 41 mins and also collected 5 boards. He totaled 24 points on 9 out of 23 shooting.
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Portland steps onto the hardwood with a record of 0-2 for the season. They turn it over 17.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 22.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Portland is collecting 43.5 rebounds per game and has 35 dimes for the year, which ranks 29th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Trail Blazers are hitting 29.7% on three-point attempts (19 of 64) and 81.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 104.0 points per outing (24th in the league) while going 43.6% from the field.
On defense, the Trail Blazers are forcing 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 40.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 16th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.5). The Trail Blazers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 49.1% (83 of 169) and they relinquish 45.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 18th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 58 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Raptors went home defeated by a final of 114-107 against the 76ers. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Toronto allowed Philadelphia to grab 42 in all (9 offensive). They went 35.7% from downtown by connecting on 10 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). The Raptors allowed the 76ers to knock down 43 of 86 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 50.0% for the matchup. Overall, the Raptors finished 38 for 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.7%. When talking about shots from distance, Toronto converted 17 of their 32 attempts (53.1%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. The 76ers committed 18 personal fouls for this game which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Raptors were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for the contest.
Scottie Barnes was important for the Raptors in the game. Barnes earned 24 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 11 out of 16 in this contest for a rate of 68.8%, and earned 8 rebounds.
Toronto has a mark of 1-2 on the season. As an offense, the Raptors are hitting on 43.3% from the floor, which is 25th in the NBA. Toronto has totaled 307 points for the campaign (102.3 per contest) and they pull down 47.0 boards per game. They are getting an assist 26.7 times per game (7th in the league) and they are giving up possession 16.7 times per contest. The Raptors have committed 22.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 68.3% from the charity stripe.
The Toronto defense allows 26.5% on 3-pointers (26 of 98) and their opposition knocks down 81.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 21.0 assists and 52.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 4th and 29th in basketball. The Raptors on defense are ranked 6th in the league in points allowed per game with 104.0. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.0% from the field (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland
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