Saturday, April 9, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 70-9 and a road record of 32-7. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 115.2 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. Golden State is 15-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 43-6. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 42-36 and a home record of 26-14. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of -1.6. Memphis has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 25-23. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 29.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Draymond Green averages 13.9 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Tony Allen averages 8.1 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Zach Randolph averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Golden State averages 115.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.3 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 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 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Warriors average 114.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 121.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.7 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.6 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they average 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Grizzlies score 101.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.4 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 41-35-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 44-34-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 40-36-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 43-34-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/07/16 F P.J. Hairston Groin is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Dallas
04/05/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out for season
04/05/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
04/05/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles out for season
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State
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