Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 101.8 points per contest while giving up 98.1 per game. The Blazers have an overall record of 6-4. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 4-5-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/05/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is OUT 2-3 weeks
10/28/17 F Meyers Leonard Ankle is OUT 4-6 weeks
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Marc Gasol averages 19.9 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
C.J. McCollum averages 22.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 27.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 12th in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.6 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 19.4. The Blazers are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Blazers surrender 100.9 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.2 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 40.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 26th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Memphis is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Portland is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +3.5
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