Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 10/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+4.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) are traveling to Moda Center on Wednesday where they will meet the Portland Trail Blazers (1-2). Portland opens as 4.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 235.5.
The Grizzlies faced the Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 121-118 in their last game. Memphis walked away from the contest having earned a 45.0% FG percentage (45 of 100) and made 13 of their 35 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies knocked down 15 of 18 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled 49 with 18 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 dimes in the game while forcing 12 turnovers and getting 13 steals. In terms of defending, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 53.6% from the field on 45 out of 84 shooting. Los Angeles earned 36 dimes and had 29 steals in this game. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 27 rebounds (9 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Los Angeles went 68.2% from the charity stripe by burying 15 of 22 attempts. They made 16 of 30 tries from 3-point range.
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Ja Morant is one guy who had an impact in this game. He left the arena with 40 points on 13 out of 21 shooting. He played for 38 mins played and also grabbed 3 boards. Morant finished 61.9% from the field and also earned 10 assists.
Memphis steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 2-1 on the campaign. The Grizzlies are connecting on 40.4% on 3-point shots (42 of 104) and 87.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 123.3 pts per contest (1st in the NBA) while going 48.3% from the floor. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Memphis is pulling down 50.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 79 assists on the year, which has them ranked 16th in the league in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Grizzlies are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. They give up 40.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 29th in the league in opponents points per game (118.7). The Grizzlies are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 48.9% (35 of 52) and they surrender 38.7 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 90 conceded for the campaign.
In their last game, the Trail Blazers took a loss by a score of 116-86 when they played the Clippers. The Trail Blazers were able to collect 40 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 30 times, while recording 11 steals for the matchup. The Clippers were called for 17 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Portland converted 8 of 37 attempts (21.6%). When the game finished, the Trail Blazers shot 32 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.1%. The Trail Blazers allowed the Clippers to make 44 of 93 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3% for the contest. They shot 32.6% from beyond the arc by connecting on 14 out of 43 and finished the game at 14 of 19 at the free throw line (73.7%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Portland permitted Los Angeles to get 38 in total (5 on the offensive side).
CJ McCollum ended up being a major contributor for the Trail Blazers in this game. He made 7 of 16 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. McCollum accumulated 20 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists for the game.
Portland has a mark of 1-2 this year. When it comes to offense, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in basketball. Portland has accounted for 341 pts for the season (113.7 per contest) and they average 48.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 21.3 times per game (24th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 17.3 times per game. The Trail Blazers are committing 18.3 fouls per game and they connect on 77.2% from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are ranked 21st in the league in points per game surrendered with 115.0. They have forced 13.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the floor (24th in the league). The Portland defense concedes 35.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (40 of 112) and their opposition makes 74.6% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 29.3 dimes and 41.3 boards every game, which ranks them 29th and 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+4.5)
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