The Brooklyn Nets will visit the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Centre Portland on 17th November this Thursday.
It will be their first match after their last match on 19th March 2022, where the Brooklyn Nets won by 128:123. Out of the last 30 conquests played between the two teams, Portland Trail Blazers have won 21 times, while Brooklyn Nets have won only nine times.
Here is a quick roundup of the performance of the two teams and what we can expect from the upcoming match.
Portland Trail Blazers Statistics
The Portland Trail Blazers are currently ranked 3rd in the NBA rankings, having won 10 of the 14 games played in the season. The team will come into Thursday’s match after its win against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, 15th November.
The Trail Blazers have surprised everyone in the 2022-23 season with their winning spell. The team has raced out to a 10-4 start and is the leading team in the Northwest Division of the NBA. While their loss to the Mavericks on 13th November ended their three-game winning streak, they sprung back, landing a win against the Spurs right after.
The team’s offence puts them in 24th place in league with an average of 109.31 points per game. The team has managed to earn a field goal percentage of 46.92%, while their rebound average has been 44, putting them in the 12th and 18th spot in the NBA, respectively. The lead scorer for the team is d. Lillard with 27.9 points, 6.6 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game.
While the offence may not be ideal, the team’s defence has performed well, conceding an average of 107.38 points per game, putting it in the 6th place in the league.
Brooklyn Nets Statistics
The Brooklyn Nets are currently in 24th place in the league, having won 6 games and losing 9 in the season so far. On 15th November, the Nets lost their game to the Sacramento Kings by a massive score difference of 153:121.
In terms of offense, the team stands at 21st in league with an average of 110.07 points per game. The team has a rebound percentage of 40.79, while its field goal percentage is 47.45. Kevin Durant leads the scoreboard with an average of 30.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists.
The Brooklyn Nets are in seventh place in the league, conceding 108.71 points per game. Before it lost to the Kings, the team had surrendered less than 100 points in four of its last five games.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets Prediction
It has been a tough road trip for the Brooklyn Nets, with back-to-back matches and losses against the Clippers and Kings. The team is now 3-5 on the road, and with Kyrie Irving’s indefinite ouster from the team, things are not the same for the team. T.J. Warren is also out for the season, most likely depending on the extent of the foot injury. That said, given the current stats and past records, it is highly likely that the Portland Trail Blazers will be winning Thursday’s game.