Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 17-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 98.0 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 17-5. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.5 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Mike Conley averages 19.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Lebron James averages 25 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 9.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Memphis averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Cleveland averages 111.5 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 102. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 115.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-11-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/10/16 G Vince Carter Hip out indefinitely
11/29/16 PG Mike Conley Back 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
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/12/16 F Channing Frye Personal probable Tuesday vs. Memphis
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -13.5
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