Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 16-14. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 102.2 points per contest while giving up 102.4 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 17-13. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 110.8, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-13-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-16-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 14-15-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 15-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/18/18 PG Mike Conley Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Portland
11/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is out indefinitely
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jaren Jackson averages 12.7 points per contest in 25.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Damian Lillard averages 27.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes 6.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%. CJ McCollum scores 21.9 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 102.4 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Memphis averages 102.2 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 110.8 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest. Portland is 11th in the NBA with 112.2 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.1. The Blazers are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.2.
The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Memphis is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Portland is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Blazers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland -1 and under 224 total points
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