Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-10. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 12-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.2 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of -1.1.
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Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Julius Randle averages 13.2 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Marc Gasol averages 18.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Mike Conley averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Los Angeles averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.9 per game. The Lakers allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Memphis averages 97.2 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 16th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 102.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 92.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-8-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-8-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/29/16 F Nick Young Ankle out indefinitely
11/23/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/02/16 G Vince Carter Hip "?" Saturday vs. LA Lakers
11/29/16 PG Mike Conley Back out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Zach Randolph Personal out indefinitely
11/22/16 F James Ennis Calf out indefinitely
11/20/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +1
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