Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 13.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 21-55. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.9 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 47-29. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 103.2, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-41-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-41-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 42-30-4 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 32-44-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/31/18 G Tyreke Evans Personal is doubtful Sunday vs Portland
03/30/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is "?" Sunday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/31/18 F Ed Davis Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Memphis
03/27/18 F Maurice Harkless Knee is out indefinitely
JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.3 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Marc Gasol averages 17.6 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
C.J. McCollum averages 21.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.86 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 16th in the league with 106 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.82. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Blazers are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Blazers surrender 103.2 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.1 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 11th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Portland is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Blazers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 24th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +13.5
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