San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 1/23/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT Sports
Moda Center is the site where the Portland Trail Blazers will attempt to beat the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
The Spurs took the court against the Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 131-126 in their last game. San Antonio finished the game with a 57.3% FG percentage (51 out of 89) and knocked down 14 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spurs made 10 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 34 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 34 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 9 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Pertaining to defending, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 63.0% from the field on 51 of 81 shooting. Los Angeles earned 31 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Moreover, Los Angeles grabbed 32 boards (11 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 1 block. Los Angeles ended up going 70.0% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of 20 attempts. They also knocked down 15 of 28 attempts from distance. Regarding fouls, the Spurs finished with 15 and the Clippers totaled 13 fouls.
Keldon Johnson is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He totaled 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. Johnson finished shooting 56.3% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists.
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San Antonio comes into this matchup with a mark of 14-32 on the year. They are averaging 112.8 pts per game (19th in the NBA) while hitting 47.3% from the field. The Spurs are shooting 34.6% on shots from distance (498 of 1,441) and 74.1% from the free throw line. As a team, San Antonio is snagging 42.8 boards per game and has racked up 1,248 assists on the campaign, which is 7th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Spurs have forced 14.4 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They are 26th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,211 surrendered so far this season. The Spurs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 50.7% (2,099 of 4,136) and they relinquish 43.5 boards per game as a squad. They give up 39.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 30th in the league in opponents PPG (121.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Trail Blazers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 105-95 against the 76ers. The Trail Blazers were able to pull down 31 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The 76ers committed 23 fouls in this game which got the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of those for a clip of 75.9%. In the matter of shots from distance, Portland made 9 of their 37 tries (24.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Trail Blazers shot 32 for 85 from the floor which had them shooting 37.6%. The Trail Blazers allowed the 76ers to knock down 41 out of 81 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 50.6% in the game. They finished the game shooting 30.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 of 26 and finished the game at 15 out of 19 at the free throw line (78.9%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Portland permitted Philadelphia to get 43 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Damian Lillard pitched in for the Trail Blazers for the contest. He converted 6 out of 21 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 28.6%, and earned 6 rebounds. Lillard had 25 points in his 40 mins on the court and totaled 11 assists in the matchup.
Portland has a win-loss record of 21-24 on the season. The Trail Blazers are committing 21.0 fouls every game and they go 78.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.1 times per contest (21st in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.5 times per game. Portland has scored 5,079 points for the year (112.9 per game) and they pull in 43.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers are shooting 47.6% from the field, which ranks 11th in basketball.
The Trail Blazers on defense are ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.6. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (19th in basketball). The Portland defense concedes 36.0% on 3-point shots (520 of 1,444) and opponents are making 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.5 assists and 41.0 boards per game, which is 16th and 3rd in the NBA.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland
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