Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Wells Fargo Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 192.5.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 15-14 and a road record of 6-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 95.9 points per game while giving up 100.2 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 1-28 and a home record of 1-11. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 91.2 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of -13.2.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 12.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nerlens Noel averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Memphis averages 95.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 91.2 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -13.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 18.3 per game. The 76ers allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The 76ers force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-15-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-17-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/21/15 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/16/15 F Carl Landry Wrist out indefinitely
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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