Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 110.3 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 15-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.0 points per game and surrendering 98.4, good for a point differential of -0.5.
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Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Mike Conley averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Portland averages 110.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Blazers allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Memphis averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 110.5 and a defensive rating of 112.6. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 15-7-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/06/16 G Vince Carter Hip "?"11/29/16 PG Mike Conley Back out indefinitely11/22/16 F James Ennis Calf out indefinitely11/20/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out indefinitely10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -1
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