Monday, February 8, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, February 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.5.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 25-27 and a road record of 10-16. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. Portland is 8-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-15. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 30-21 and a home record of 19-8. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per game and surrendering 99, good for a point differential of -1.2. Memphis has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 16-14. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.8 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Mike Conley averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Portland averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Memphis averages 97.8 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 99.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Grizzlies score 100 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 28-24-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 26-25-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-25-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-23-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
02/07/16 F Allen Crabbe Illness "?" Monday vs. Memphis
02/07/16 F Noah Vonleh Ankle "?" Monday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/07/16 C Marc Gasol Leg probable Monday vs. Portland
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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