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Friday Night NBA Basketball: Best Bets & Top Picks (November 3rd, 2023)

Get ready for an exhilarating Friday night of NBA basketball! Discover the best bets and top picks for tonight’s games on November 3rd, 2023.

Friday Night NBA Basketball: Best Bets & Top Picks (November 3rd, 2023)

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
  • Odds/Point Spread: New York (+6)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The New York Knicks (2-3) are hitting the road to Fiserv Forum on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks (2-2). New York is 6-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 221.5.

The Knicks faced off with the Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 95-89 in their last contest. New York walked away from the contest with a 34.8% field goal percentage (32 of 92) and made 5 of their 30 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Knicks made 20 of 30 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 50 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and having 10 steals. In relation to defense, New York let their opponent shoot 43.2% from the floor on 32 out of 74 shooting. Cleveland dished out 22 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Additionally, Cleveland snagged 46 rebounds (6 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Cleveland finished 95.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of their 20 tries. They converted 12 of 32 attempts from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Knicks walked away with 16 and the Cavaliers totaled 27 fouls.

Mitchell Robinson is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He accounted for 6 points on 1 out of 3 shooting. He played for 32 mins and also totaled 16 boards. Robinson finished shooting 33.3% from the floor but finished the game without a dime.

New York comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-3 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is grabbing 49.8 rebounds per contest and has racked up 109 dimes this year, which ranks 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Knicks are hitting 33.9% on three-point shots (63 of 186) and 69.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 103.0 points per game (30th in the league) while connecting on 40.0% from the field.

On the defensive end of the court, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.0 fouls. They surrender 31.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 3rd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (102.0). The Knicks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.8% (187 of 417) and they concede 45.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists with 107 conceded so far this season.

The last time they took the court, the Bucks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 130-111 when they faced the Raptors. The Bucks earned 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 29 in the matchup. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Raptors were called for 25 fouls for the matchup which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 38 attempts. They were able to make 28 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Milwaukee made 13 of 34 tries (38.2%). In all, the Bucks finished 35 out of 76 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.1%. The Bucks allowed the Raptors to make 51 of 91 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 56.0% for the game. They finished 39.5% from 3-point land by shooting 15 out of 38 and ended up shooting 13 out of 14 at the free throw line (92.9%). Concerning rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Toronto to pull down 50 in total (15 offensive).

Bobby Portis ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks for the game. He made 2 out of 6 for the game giving him a rate of 33.3%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Portis had 10 points in his 19 mins of playing time and tallied 1 assist for the game.

Milwaukee has a record of 2-2 on the campaign. The Bucks are responsible for committing 21.3 fouls per contest and they hit 73.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.3 times per contest (28th in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per contest. Milwaukee has totaled 461 pts for the year (115.3 per game) and they collect 38.5 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bucks are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in the league.

The Milwaukee defense gives up 41.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (59 of 144) and their opponents are making 82.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 29.8 assists and 43.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 29th and 11th in the league. The Bucks defensively are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 122.0. They are forcing their opponents into 16.3 TO’s per game and allow teams to shoot 51.4% from the field (30th in the league).

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks (-6)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
  • Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-1)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Oklahoma City Thunder (3-2) will take on the Golden State Warriors (4-1) at Paycom Center on Friday. Oklahoma City opens as 1-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 221.5.

The Warriors played the Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 102-101 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Warriors ended up finishing with 17 while the Kings racked up 17 fouls. They also knocked down 11 out of their 35 tries from 3-point land. Sacramento finished the game shooting 78.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 23 shots. Furthermore, Sacramento totaled 48 rebounds (14 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Sacramento dished out 24 assists and had 8 steals in the game. When talking about defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 40.9% from the floor on 36 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 32 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Warriors buried 13 of 15 tries for a rate of 86.7%. Golden State finished the game with a 48.1% field goal percentage (39 of 81) and converted 11 of 31 shots from 3-point land.

Kevon Looney is a guy who came through in this contest. He accounted for 6 points on 3 of 4 shooting. He was on the court for 23 mins played and pulled down 9 rebounds. Looney finished shooting 75.0% from the field and also dished out 6 dimes.

Golden State steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 4-1 on the year. They are averaging 112.8 points per game (14th in basketball) while going 46.7% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 35.4% on three-point shots (68 of 192) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is pulling down 47.4 boards per game and is sitting with 138 dimes this year, which ranks 5th in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 15.4 times per game and as a team are committing 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis.

On defense, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 116 relinquished on the year. The Warriors are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.5% (191 of 460) and they concede 46.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They concede 29.4% on three-point shots while they are 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (104.0).

The last time they took the court, the Thunder took a loss by a final score of 110-106 when they faced the Pelicans. In reference to rebounding, Oklahoma City permitted New Orleans to pull down 58 in all (22 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 31.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 13 of 42 and finished the contest at 17 out of 29 at the free throw line (58.6%). The Thunder allowed the Pelicans to convert 40 of their 102 attempts from the field which had them at 39.2% for this game. When all was said and done, the Thunder ended up shooting 38 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma City knocked down 7 of their 34 attempts (20.6%). They were able to convert 23 of those for a percentage of 92.0%. The Pelicans were called for 20 fouls for the game which took the Thunder to the free throw line for 25 shots. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Thunder were able to collect 43 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for the matchup.

Chet Holmgren was important for the Thunder for the contest. He knocked down 8 out of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and totaled 11 rebounds. Holmgren had 19 points in his 37 mins on the court and accounted for 3 dimes for this game.

Oklahoma City has a record of 3-2 on the campaign. The Thunder commit 18.6 fouls per game while shooting 84.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.6 times per game (21st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest. Oklahoma City has tallied 557 pts on the campaign (111.4 per contest) and they pull down 42.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Thunder are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which ranks 9th in the NBA.

The Oklahoma City defense allows 34.2% on 3-pointers (63 of 184) and their opposition knocks down 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 26.8 dimes and 47.4 boards every game, which ranks them 24th and 23rd in the NBA. The Thunder on the defensive end are ranked 16th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.8. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (11th in basketball).

The Pick: Golden State Warriors (-1)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
  • TV: Bally Sports Indiana
  • Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-1)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Indiana Pacers (2-2) will try to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-3) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday. Indiana opens as 1-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 215.5.

The Cavaliers faced the Knicks and earned the victory with a final of 95-89 in their last game. Cleveland walked away from the game having earned a 43.2% FG percentage (32 of 74) and knocked down 12 out of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 19 of 20 shots for a rate of 95.0%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 46 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to defending, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 34.8% from the floor on 32 of 92 shooting. New York dished out 18 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Furthermore, New York snagged 50 boards (16 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 5 blocks. New York shot 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of 30 tries. They converted 5 of their 30 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Cavaliers finished with 27 and the Knicks racked up 16 personal fouls.

Georges Niang is one guy who played a role in the game. Niang finished shooting 16.7% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He saw the court for 28 mins and pulled down 10 rebounds. He racked up 5 points on 1 of 6 shooting.

Cleveland will take the court with a mark of 2-3 for the campaign. They are averaging 103.6 pts per game (28th in the league) while connecting on 42.8% from the field. The Cavaliers are hitting 33.3% on shots from distance (63 of 189) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Cleveland is grabbing 45.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 115 dimes for the year, which ranks 13th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.2 fouls per game.

On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.2 fouls. They currently rank 22nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 124 relinquished on the season. The Cavaliers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (200 of 447) and they relinquish 48.6 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 35.5% on 3-pointers while they are 13th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (108.8).

In their last game, the Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 155-104 when they faced the Celtics. The Pacers pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Celtics had 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 58.3%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Indiana converted 5 of their 37 tries (13.5%). In all, the Pacers went 46 out of 101 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5%. The Pacers permitted the Celtics to knock down 54 of their 95 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 56.8% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 57.1% from 3-point land via 20 out of 35 and ended up going 27 of 28 from the free throw line (96.4%). In relation to rebounds, Indiana permitted Boston to collect 57 in total (11 offensive).

T.J. McConnell ended up having an impact for the Pacers in this matchup. McConnell earned 18 points in his 28 mins of playing time and accounted for 5 dimes for the contest. He converted 8 out of 13 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and earned 7 rebounds.

Indiana has a win-loss record of 2-2 on the season. As an offense, the Pacers are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 11th in basketball. Indiana has accounted for 477 pts for the year (119.3 per game) and they pull in 44.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 31.5 times per game (1st in the league) and they are giving up possession 11.5 times per contest. The Pacers have committed 21.8 fouls every game while shooting 80.3% from the free throw line.

The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG given up with 125.0. They have forced 11.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.0% from the floor (22nd in the NBA). The Indiana defense gives up 43.9% on 3-pointers (47 of 107) and their opponents are making 81.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.8 assists and 49.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 17th and 27th in basketball.

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers (-1)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: Kaseya Center in Miami, FL
  • TV: Bally Sports Sun
  • Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+8)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Miami Heat (1-4) will face off against the Washington Wizards (1-3) at Kaseya Center on Friday. The Wizards enter this game as 8-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 224.5.

In their previous game, the Wizards suffered a 130-121 loss to the Hawks. The Wizards committed 25 fouls while the Hawks had 16 fouls. Washington made 9 of their 32 three-point attempts. The Hawks shot 90.6% from the free-throw line, making 29 of 32 attempts. Atlanta also outrebounded Washington, grabbing 57 rebounds compared to Washington’s 35. The Wizards had 14 steals and forced 20 turnovers. They shot 50.5% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc.

Kyle Kuzma had a strong performance for the Wizards, shooting 52.4% from the field and contributing 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Washington currently has a 1-3 record this season. They are averaging 115.3 points per game and shooting 46.2% from the field. Defensively, the Wizards are forcing an average of 17.3 turnovers per game and allowing 126.3 points per game.

The Heat are coming off a 109-105 loss to the Nets. Miami collected 46 rebounds and 10 steals in the game. The Heat shot 42.9% from the field and 34.2% from beyond the arc.

Bam Adebayo had a strong performance for the Heat, scoring 21 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

Miami currently has a 1-4 record this season. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and shooting 42.7% from the field. Defensively, the Heat are allowing 111.6 points per game.

Based on the stats, the Wizards are expected to cover the spread in this game.

The Pick: Washington Wizards +8)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
  • TV: NBC Sports Chicago
  • Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+3)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Get the latest NBA betting analysis and expert predictions for the Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls game on Friday, November 3, 2023, taking place at United Center in Chicago, IL. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Chicago. The Brooklyn Nets (+3) are the underdogs in this matchup according to Vegas oddsmakers, with the over/under set at 227.

In their previous game, the Brooklyn Nets secured a 109-105 victory against the Miami Heat. The Nets shot 45.1% from the field, making 37 of their 82 attempts, and 16 of 36 from beyond the arc. They also had 47 rebounds, 27 assists, 16 turnovers, and 11 steals. Defensively, Brooklyn held Miami to a shooting percentage of 42.9%. Ben Simmons was a key contributor for the Nets, scoring 4 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and recording 5 assists.

Brooklyn currently has a record of 2-2, averaging 118.8 points per game with a shooting percentage of 50.1%. They are shooting 41.7% from three-point range and 75.5% from the free throw line. Defensively, the Nets force an average of 11.8 turnovers per game and concede an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8%.

The Chicago Bulls, on the other hand, suffered a 105-114 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their previous game. They had 43 rebounds, 10 steals, and committed 13 turnovers. Nikola Vucevic led the Bulls with 21 points and 20 rebounds.

Chicago currently holds a record of 2-3, shooting 42.6% from the field. They average 105.4 points per game and commit 19.6 fouls per game. Defensively, the Bulls allow an average of 112.8 points per game and force 17.6 turnovers.

Parlay Picks: Chicago Bulls (-3) & Under 227

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
  • TV: Altitude
  • Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+5)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Ball Arena is the venue for the matchup between the Dallas Mavericks (4-0) and the Denver Nuggets (4-1) on Friday. The Nuggets are favored by 5 points in this game, with the over/under set at 224.5.

In their last game, the Mavericks secured a 114-105 victory against the Bulls. The Mavericks committed 11 fouls compared to the Bulls’ 23 fouls. From beyond the arc, the Mavericks converted 11 of their 33 attempts. The Bulls shot 90.9% from the free-throw line, making 10 of their 11 attempts. Chicago grabbed 43 rebounds and made 2 blocks. They also tallied 19 assists and 10 steals. On defense, the Mavericks allowed the Bulls to shoot 47.2% from the field. Dallas had 23 assists, forced 13 turnovers, and had 7 steals. The Mavericks collected 45 rebounds, with 13 offensive rebounds. They made 71.4% of their free-throw attempts and shot 45.7% from the field, making 37 of their 81 attempts. They also converted 20 of their 48 three-point attempts.

Dereck Lively II stood out for the Mavericks in that game, recording 7 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Dallas is currently undefeated with a 4-0 record. They average 12.8 turnovers and commit 15.8 fouls per game. The Mavericks grab 45.3 rebounds per game and have 91 assists so far this season. They shoot 41.0% from beyond the arc and 74.8% from the free-throw line. Dallas scores an average of 122.5 points per game, shooting 47.9% from the field.

Defensively, the Mavericks force 15.0 turnovers and commit 24.0 personal fouls per game. They have allowed 104 assists this season. The Mavericks give up a shooting percentage of 48.3% and allow 44.8 rebounds per game. They surrender 38.5% shooting from beyond the arc and allow an average of 113.5 points per game.

In their last game, the Nuggets suffered a 110-89 loss against the Timberwolves. The Nuggets grabbed 43 rebounds, with 12 offensive rebounds. They committed 15 turnovers and recorded 6 steals. The Timberwolves committed 15 personal fouls, allowing the Nuggets 10 free throws, of which they made 7. Denver shot 18.2% from beyond the arc, making 6 of their 33 attempts. The Nuggets shot 39.6% from the field, making 38 of their 96 attempts. They allowed the Timberwolves to shoot 45.8% from the field. Denver was 38.1% from beyond the arc and made 26 of their 27 free-throw attempts. They allowed Minnesota to grab 47 rebounds, with 8 offensive rebounds.

Nikola Jokic had a solid performance for the Nuggets, scoring 25 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and recording 3 assists.

The Nuggets have a 4-1 record this season. They commit an average of 18.0 fouls per game and shoot 65.7% from the free-throw line. Denver records 29.0 assists and 14.6 turnovers per game. They have scored a total of 554 points (110.8 per game) and grab 43.2 rebounds per game. The Nuggets shoot 50.8% from the field.

Defensively, the Nuggets allow an average of 103.6 points per game. They force an average of 14.0 turnovers and allow opponents to shoot 43.7% from the field. They allow opponents to shoot 29.6% from beyond the arc and make 79.8% of their free throws. Denver allows 23.4 assists and 43.8 rebounds per game.

The Pick: Denver Nuggets (-5)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
  • TV: ROOT Sports
  • Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-5)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies (0-5) at Moda Center on Friday. Portland opens this matchup as 5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 227.

The Grizzlies played the Jazz and took a loss by a final of 133-109 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Grizzlies walked away with 22 and the Jazz finished the game with 22 fouls. They also made 22 of their 43 shots from distance. Utah finished the contest at 70.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 24 shots. Moreover, Utah totaled 50 rebounds (10 offensive, 40 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. Utah earned 35 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. In relation to the defense, Memphis allowed 54.0% from the floor on 47 out of 87 shooting. They also dished out 25 assists in the matchup while creating 21 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 42 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies knocked down 25 of 32 tries for a rate of 78.1%. Memphis walked away from the contest having earned a 36.5% field goal percentage (35 out of 96) and knocked down 14 out of their 54 3-pointers.

Jaren Jackson Jr. is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He racked up 19 points on 5 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes played and collected 8 rebounds. Jackson finished the game shooting 29.4% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes.

Memphis will take the court with a win-loss mark of 0-5 on the campaign. They are turning it over 16.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 21.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Memphis is pulling in 43.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 119 assists this season, which ranks 10th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Grizzlies are shooting 32.2% on shots from distance (69 of 214) and 78.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 106.6 pts per game (21st in basketball) while connecting on 42.0% from the field.

When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are able to force 17.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 26th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 132 relinquished on the season. The Grizzlies are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.1% (210 of 437) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 43.4% on three-point shots and they rank 24th in the NBA in opponents points per game (118.0).

When they last played, the Trail Blazers got the victory with a final of 110-101 when they faced the Pistons. Concerning how they attacked the glass, Portland permitted Detroit to snag 38 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished 37.9% from distance by shooting 11 of 29 and finished the contest at 10 of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). The Trail Blazers permitted the Pistons to bury 40 out of 90 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Trail Blazers shot 38 out of 81 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Portland made 7 out of 20 tries (35.0%). They were able to convert 27 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.8%. The Pistons were called for 31 fouls for the matchup which took the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They coughed it up 17 times, while getting 10 steals in the matchup. The Trail Blazers were able to corral 37 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 for this game.

Deandre Ayton ended up being a major contributor for the Trail Blazers in this contest. Ayton totaled 16 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the matchup. He made 8 out of 13 in the game for a field goal rate of 61.5%, and had 11 rebounds.

Portland has a mark of 2-3 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 43.3% from the field, which is 24th in the league. Portland has tallied 515 points for the year (103.0 per game) and they pull down 44.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 19.4 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 16.6 times per game. The Trail Blazers are responsible for committing 20.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 82.4% from the charity stripe.

The Portland defense surrenders 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (51 of 148) and their opponents are connecting on 78.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 25.8 assists and 45.2 rebounds per contest, which is 18th and 16th in the league. The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the league in PPG given up with 108.6. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 TO’s per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (16th in the league).

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies (-5)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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