Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/23/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/23/22
Wed 23rd November 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers (11-6, 7-1 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, host the Portland Trail Blazers (10-7, 6-3 Away) on Wednesday. Portland lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 119-111 at Fiserv Forum on Monday, their third consecutive loss. Anfernee Simons was a top performer in the losing effort with 29 points.

The Trail Blazers are third in the Western Conference, one game behind the Utah Jazz. Cleveland won their third in a row on Monday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-102. Donovan Mitchell had 29 points and nine assists to lead the team. The Cavaliers are third in the Eastern Conference, three games behind the Boston Celtics.

This is the first meeting of the season between the teams. Cleveland won both matchups between the teams last season, the last of which was a 114-101 triumph at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on January 7. Darius Garland led the Cavaliers with 26 points and six assists. Norman Powell had 19 points in the losing effort.

The Blazers have been led this season by Simons and Jerami Grant, who are averaging 22.9 and 19.6 points per game, respectively. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Simons is No. 1 and Grant is first. Simons also has dished 4.1 assists per game, most in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.1 rebounds per game. Mitchell (29.8 ppg) has supplied much of the Cavs’ offense. He is the top scorer in the league. Mitchell also has tallied 6.0 assists per game, most in the NBA. Jarrett Allen has pulled down 11.1 rebounds per game. With 115.6 points per game, the Cavaliers are one of the most explosive offenses in the league (2nd).

The Cavaliers have had the advantage in the last 10 games between the teams at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, winning six. Cleveland is seeking a fourth successive home win this season.

In the last 10 games, Portland is 5-5 with an average margin of -0.7 (107.1-107.8). Cleveland has also split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 114.5 points per game on average while allowing 109.3 (+5.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Justise Winslow: 9.7 | 14.9 | -5.2
Rebounds per game:
Jusuf Nurkic: 7.5 | 10.1 | -2.6
Assists per game:
Damian Lillard: 10.3 | 7.0 | +3.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Lamar Stevens: 14.4 | 9.9 | +4.5
Caris LeVert: 12.0 | 20.9 | -8.9
Points per game:
Darius Garland: 33.2 | 23.9 | +9.3
Caris LeVert: 4.8 | 11.6 | -6.8
Rebounds per game:
Evan Mobley: 11.4 | 8.4 | +3.0

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