Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 38-26 and a road record of 15-16. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. Memphis is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-17. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 36-29 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of 2.9. Atlanta has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 21-18. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Hawks allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 96.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hawks score 103.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 98 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.7 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 101.7. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-30-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-28-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 32-31-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-34-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/10/16 PG Mike Conley Foot expected to miss Friday vs. New Orleans
03/10/16 F Zach Randolph Knee "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
03/10/16 C Chris Andersen Shoulder expected to miss Friday vs. New Orleans
03/09/16 PG Mario Chalmers Achilles out for season
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/11/16 F Mike Scott Personal "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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