Monday, January 4, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, January 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 18-17 and a road record of 7-11. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3 as they are averaging 96.2 points per game while giving up 99.2 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 14-21 and a home record of 8-6. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.2 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.6 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Memphis averages 96.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 48.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.5 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Portland averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 24th with 15.4 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-19-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-19-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 18-17-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 19-15-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 F Matt Barnes Suspension Served probable Monday vs. Portland
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
01/03/16 F Mason Plumlee Illness probable Sunday vs. Denver
01/02/16 PG Damian Lillard Foot "?" Sunday vs. Denver
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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