Blazers vs Grizzlies Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -3
Jonas Valanciunas and the Memphis Grizzlies (27-26, 3rd in the Southwest Division) host the Portland Trail Blazers (25-29, 4th in the Northwest Division) at FedExForum on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Memphis opens this matchup as 3 point favorites. The total is set at 235.
The Blazers are covering the spread 44.2% of the time, having gone 23-29-2 ATS. Memphis is covering 55.8% of the time, going 29-23-1 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
02/10/20 G Anfernee Simons Concussion is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs New Orleans
02/10/20 SF Mario Hezonja Ankle is downgraded to out Tuesday vs New Orleans
02/10/20 SF Nassir Little Ankle is downgraded to out Tuesday vs New Orleans
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 29.9 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 89%. CJ McCollum averages 21.3 points per contest in 35.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jonas Valanciunas scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 26.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Ja Morant averages 17.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.5 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 45.8 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 12.9 per game. The Blazers allow 114.9 points per contest, which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.0 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 11th in the NBA with 113.0 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 27.4. The Grizzlies are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Grizzlies give up 114.6 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Portland is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Memphis is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Grizzlies are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -3
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