Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -1.5
The Arena is the site where CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers (29-37, 4th in the Northwest Division) will play the Memphis Grizzlies (32-33, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Portland as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 224.5.
The Grizzlies cover 53.1% of the time, having gone 34-30-1 ATS. Portland covers the spread 42.2% of the time, going 27-37-2 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
07/03/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is probable Friday vs Portland
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out for season
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
07/02/20 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is upgraded to probable Friday vs Memphis
07/02/20 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is upgraded to probable Friday vs Memphis
06/28/20 SF Trevor Ariza Personal is out for season
Jonas Valanciunas averages 14.9 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 11.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Ja Morant comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Damian Lillard averages 28.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 7.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%. CJ McCollum scores 22.5 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 113.7 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Memphis averages 112.6 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 27.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 115.2 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 47.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest. Portland is 8th in the NBA with 113.6 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 20.2. The Blazers are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.0.
The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Portland is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Blazers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland -1.5 and over 224.5 total points
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