Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Portland Trail Blazers (11-16) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies (17-11) at Moda Center on Wednesday.
The Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and notched a win by a score of 126-91 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 20 while the 76ers racked up 15 personal fouls. They also converted 4 out of their 22 attempts from long range. Philadelphia ended up going 68.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 19 tries. Furthermore, Philadelphia grabbed 33 rebounds (5 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Philadelphia recorded 38 assists and had 22 steals for the game. When it comes to defending, Memphis let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the floor on 37 of 83 shooting. They also distributed 29 assists for the game in addition to creating 10 turnovers and earning 12 steals. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled 50 with 11 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 18 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 78.3%. Memphis ended the contest having earned a 52.8% field goal percentage (47 out of 89) and made 14 out of their 34 shots from beyond the arc.
Dillon Brooks is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up with 23 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 27 mins and pulled down 6 boards. Brooks shot 60.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists.
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Memphis steps onto the hardwood with a record of 17-11 on the campaign. They average 111.0 points per outing (6th in basketball) while hitting 45.4% from the field. The Grizzlies are shooting 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (339 of 979) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 47.3 rebounds per game and has earned 714 dimes this season, which ranks 5th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 37.4% on 3-point attempts while they are 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (109.2). The Grizzlies defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (1,131 of 2,449) and they relinquish 42.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 28th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 716 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Trail Blazers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-111 when they played the Timberwolves. When it comes to rebounding, Portland permitted Minnesota to get 32 in all (10 offensive). They shot 38.9% from distance by connecting on 14 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 32 at the charity stripe (81.3%). The Trail Blazers permitted the Timberwolves to make 38 of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.7% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Trail Blazers finished shooting 37 for 81 from the floor which had them shooting 45.7%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Portland buried 18 out of their 48 attempts (37.5%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 67.9%. The Timberwolves had 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for 28 attempts. They also turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 9 steals in the matchup. The Trail Blazers corralled 33 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for the matchup.
Damian Lillard ended up having an impact for the Trail Blazers in this matchup. Lillard earned 24 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and tallied 6 dimes for the game. He buried 5 of 17 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 29.4%, and added 11 rebounds.
Portland has a win-loss record of 11-16 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which is 18th in the league. Portland has 2,923 points on the year (108.3 per contest) and they average 44.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 23.1 times per game (16th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per game. The Trail Blazers are committing 19.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe.
The Trail Blazers defensively are ranked 25th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 111.2. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (28th in basketball). The Portland defense concedes 38.2% on shots from distance (375 of 981) and their opponents are making 74.9% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.4 assists and 43.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 26th and 6th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland
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