Friday, January 27, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 2 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 27-20. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 99.4 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 20-27. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 110.2, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 20.6 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
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Memphis averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Portland averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 14th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 108.8 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-24-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-26-1 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 19-28-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 27-20-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
01/26/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee "?" Friday vs. Portland
01/26/17 F JaMychal Green Knee "?" Friday vs. Portland
01/26/17 G Troy Daniels Knee "?" Friday vs. Portland
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
01/26/17 F Ed Davis Wrist "?" Friday vs. Memphis
01/26/17 F Maurice Harkless Calf "?" Friday vs. Memphis
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -2
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