Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-47 and a road record of 5-28. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.5 as they are averaging 97.2 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. Los Angeles is 1-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 5-31. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 32-23 and a home record of 20-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of -1. Memphis has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 17-15. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Mike Conley averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Zach Randolph averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Los Angeles averages 97.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14 per game. The Lakers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Memphis averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 98 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 101.3 and a defensive rating of 111.2. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies score 100.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.1 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 93 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 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-29-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-31-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-27-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-24-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/23/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/23/16 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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