Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 18-16 and a road record of 7-10. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 99.4 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 14-17 and a home record of 9-7. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97 points per game and surrendering 97.3, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Mike Conley averages 15.2 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Memphis averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.5 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Utah averages 97 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 97.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-18-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-18-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 16-14-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 12-19-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/29/15 F Matt Barnes Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Utah
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/01/16 F Derrick Favors Back "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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