Portland Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
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The Portland Blazers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 1 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 103.0 points per game while giving up 97.5 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 7-8. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 5-9-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-12-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/17 F Brandan Wright Groin left last game, is "?" Monday vs. Portland
11/19/17 G Tyreke Evans Shoulder left last game, is "?" Monday vs. Portland
11/19/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is "?" Monday vs. Portland
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum averages 22.5 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%.
Tyreke Evans averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Marc Gasol averages 19.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 16.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Portland averages 103 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 101.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.2 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Memphis is 25th in the league with 100.7 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.3. The Grizzlies are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Blazers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Portland is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league.
Memphis is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 17th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +1
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